Media Direct has announced today the opening of a new online service designed to securely connect whistleblowers and journalists.
“We live in an age where whistleblowers are more important than ever, but in which the technology used to blow the whistle has not kept pace with the technology used to stifle transparency,” says Luke McMahon, the Australian co-ordinator of the project whom we had the opportunity to speak with.
In a special RTRFM “Radiothon” edition of the show we speak to Wikileaks founder and Victorian Senate candidate Julian Assange.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Assange’s views on the global rebellion his organisation helped inspire, as well as his take on how Wikileaks plans to disrupt the two-party status quo of yet another dreary federal election campaign.
We also speak with him (and editorialise at length) on the very controversial preferencing deals of the WikiLeaks party.
With the finalisation of Premier Colin Barnett’s offer of settlement for the Noongar people, we speak to South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council CEO Glen Kerry on the merits or otherwise of the deal.
And the Indymedia crew will also be breaking you a highlights package from Saturday’s PRISM Break protest, an event held in the Perth Cultural Centre in advocacy of the right of all to privacy, and freedom from what has now become truly Orwellian State surveillance.
Another show not be missed tonight where we’ll be speaking to Dayne Pratzky, President of Stop CSG Tara, on the efforts to keep coal seam gas fracking out of the western Darling Downs region of southeast Queensland.
Regular guest Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition on the manufactured terror scare around Egyptian asylum Sayed Ahmed Abdellatif.
Freelance journalist Austin Mackell, currently in Equador on the one year anniversary of Julian Assange holed up in the Equador embassy in London and also on the uprising in Turkey.