Don’t forget Julian Assange

At a protest for Assange

A placard an an earlier protest

The extradition hearing for Julian Assange has been adjourned until May. Assange is facing 17 charges of espionage in the US for his role in leaking US Department of Defense files on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq via Wikileaks in 2010. I believe that whatever our views on Assange may be, all journalists should take note of the implications of this hearing for the freedom of the press and for public interest journalism. Watch for updates and details of any video-hearing dates.