In January, a British court ruled that Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange could not be extradited to the United States on mental health heath grounds. The US government has appealed, prolonging an international legal battle that has already played out for more than a decade, following Wikileaks' publication of thousands of leaked classified documents in 2010.
If the United States is successful in extraditing Julian Assange, he will be the first publisher prosecuted under the Espionage Act, and could potentially face up to 175 years in prison - setting a dangerous percent for journalists, publishers and sources around the world.
We invite you to join the Frontline Club and Reporters Without Borders for a timely discussion with a panel of distinguished guest speakers on what is next for Julian Assange and the wider consequences for the future of journalism.
Editor-in-Chief at WikiLeaks
Kristinn Hrafnsson is an Icelandic investigative journalist who is editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks. He was the spokesperson for WikiLeaks between 2010 and 2017.
He has worked at various newspapers in Iceland and hosted the television programme Kompás on the Icelandic channel Stöð 2, where he and his team often exposed criminal activity and corruption in high places.
Director of International Campaigns at Reporters Without Borders
Rebecca Vincent is the Director of International Campaigns for Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), which works to promote and defend press freedom around the world. She is an American-British human rights campaigner, writer and former diplomat with an expertise in freedom of expression. Rebecca has coordinated a number of high profile international human rights campaigns. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and serves on the Advisory Council of the Foreign Policy Association, the External Advisory Council for the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, and the Advisory Network of the Media Freedom Coalition. She holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London and has published widely.
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