Julian Assange tunes into AUT from London

WikiLeaks publisher and editor-in-chief Julian Assange will participate in a video Q&A in Auckland from London.
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WikiLeaks publisher and editor-in-chief Julian Assange will participate in a video Q&A in Auckland from London.

Kiwis with a burning question to throw at Julian Assange could be in luck.

The WikiLeaks founder has agreed to participate in a live video Q&A which will air at an event at Auckland's University of Technology in February.

Julian Assange: No More Secrets, No More Lies will be filmed live from the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where Assange has been taking refuge after being granted asylum four years ago.

The February 19 event, which will simultaneously take place in Melbourne's Town Hall, will see a talk from Assange himself, followed by a discussion and audience Q&A.

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Not one to shy away from controversy, Assange became a household name after founding WikiLeaks 2006 with the aim of revealing leaked, classified information held by governments.

WikiLeaks shocked the world particularly in 2010 when it released Iraq War Logs showing the number of civilian deaths and the failure of authorities to investigate allegations of atrocities committed by troops.

After being accused of rape by Swedish authorities in 2012, he has since been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, unable to leave at the risk of breaching bail.

No More Secrets, No More Lies will be based on a conversation about media freedom, privacy, and national security. 

Julian Assange: No More Secrets, No More Lies, February 19, AUT City Campus. Tickets available December 1 at midday from Eventfinda.

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