Sir David Frost, that same David Frost who produced those classic interviews with Richard Nixon and who now hosts his weekly TV interview show, Frost Over the World on Al Jazeera English, had Julian Assange on as his guest this Christmas week, accompanied by this Al Jazeera article excerpted below that accompanied the video of the interview, which is also embedded below:
Julian Assange, the co-founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks - which is currently releasing over 250,000 confidential American diplomatic cables - is in the UK fighting extradition to Sweden where he is wanted on charges for sexual assault.
He joins Sir David to talk about a host of issues, from his personal situation to the role of WikiLeaks as a bastion of transparency, championing the right to reveal government secrets, when it is in the public's interest.
When he co-founded WikiLeaks he saw that he could encourage, through successful examples, people to step forward to reveal abuses by governments - to produce more justice. Subscribing to the motto that "courage is contagious", Assange claims not to be an anarchist; rather his modus operandi is to promote responsible governance.- Advertisement -
Now his lawyers are concerned that he will end up in an American jail, either directly through extradition from the UK, or through extradition from Sweden. (for the full article with original video, CLICK HERE.)
YouTube release of interview: