Aaron Maté, Craig Murray, John Shipton, Angela Richter, Fidel Narvaez, & Sevim Dağdelen MP on Julian Assange
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Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!. Aaron has also presented and produced for Vice, AJ+, and Al Jazeera.
Craig John Murray is a UK former diplomat turned political activist, human rights campaigner, blogger, author and whistleblower. After he was sacked by the FCO he became a political activist, campaigning for human rights and for transparency in global politics as well as for the independence of Scotland. Murray has been at the forefront in the long struggle to free political prisoner Julian Assange.
John Shipton is the father of Julian Assange. He recently relocated from Australia to London to lead the full time fight to secure the freedom of his son.
Angela Richter is a German-Croatian director and author, currently living between Berlin and Dubrovnik. In terms of the director’s approach, the generic term “gonzo-theater” is often suggested: in memory of Hunter S. Thompson, who confused fiction and reality, journalism and writing. In the season 2014/15, Richter wrote and directed the interactive Transmedia Project “Supernerds” on the topic of digital mass surveillance, whistleblowing and digital dissidents, in collaboration with national television and radio WDR, Schauspiel Köln and the Producers Gebrueder Beetz, including a “Internet Sudden life Game.” The audiences in the theatre, on tv and internet were part of the story, they experienced examples of hacking and surveillance on their smartphones and laptops.
Fidel Narvaez is the former Consul of Ecuador in London and diplomat in the government of Rafael Correa (2010 – 2018). He was key for securing the diplomatic asylum granted to Julian Assange, whom he personally protected for 6 years at his embassy. He helped Edward Snowden leave Hong Kong and evade his detention by the US.
He currently supports WikiLeaks and the various campaigns against the extradition of Julian Assange.