WikiLeaks' Assange gets his own TV show
Julian Assange, the Australia-born political activist behind the controversial whistleblower site WikiLeaks, has completed filming for his TV show in time for an April 17 premiere, a tech site reported Saturday.
Mashable reported Assange's show, “The World Tomorrow,” will start airing on Tuesday on the Russia Today (RT) network.
"Although it will originally air on Russia’s RT network, the show will also be available online and is expected to come to more networks in the near future," Mashable said.
It added Assange filmed the series over the past two months at his temporary home in England, where he remains under house arrest.
Assange said he believes the aim of the show is “to capture and present some of this revolutionary spirit to a global audience.”
“My own work with WikiLeaks hasn’t exactly made my life easier, but it has given us a platform to broadcast world-shifting ideas,” he said.
The 40-year-old Assange is known for his controversial website WikiLeaks, which has published leaked documents that allege government and corporate misconduct.
He is the subject of a grand jury investigation in the U.S.
“The World Tomorrow” will be a 12-episode series with guests from politicians and revolutionaries to artists and visionaries.
“The world’s last five years have been marked by an unrelenting series of economic crises and political upheavals. But they have also given rise to the eruption of revolutionary ferment in the Middle East and to the emergence of new protest movements in the Euro-American world,” Mashable quoted a statement attached to WikiLeaks' Twitter account.
Assange recently played himself in the 500th episode of "The Simpsons" and recorded his lines while under house arrest and was directed remotely.
He continues to wait for the ruling of Britain’s Supreme Court regarding the possibility of extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.
He also recently announced plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate. — TJD, GMA News