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Secret Power: Wikileaks and Its Enemies - Stefania Maurizi, Lowkey & Kristinn Hrafnsson

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Working closely with WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange for her newspaper, Stefania Maurizi - winner of the European Award for Investigative and Judicial Journalism 2021 - has spent over a decade investigating state criminality protected by thick layers of secrecy. Her new book looks at the brutality of secret power and the unbearable price paid by Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and truth tellers such as Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden. She will be in conversation with UK based rapper & activist Lowkey & the current Wikileaks editor in chief Kristinn Hrafnsson.

Unfortunately, Stella Assange lawyer, human rights defender and wife of Julian Assange has had to pull out to the event due to commitments around Julian's upcoming trial.

This event will be chaired by Pablo Navarrete.

Kristinn Hrafnsson is an Icelandic investigative journalist and the current Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, a role he took over in September 2018. Before joining WikiLeaks in 2010, Hrafnsson worked for various media outlets in Iceland, earning recognition and awards for his work in investigative journalism.

Hrafnsson became associated with WikiLeaks before it became a household name with the publication of the Collateral Murder video in April 2010, a project where Hrafnsson played a key role with fact fnding mission in Badgdad, Iraq prior to its release. Later he acted as a spokesperson for the organisation and key member of its journalistic team. His pivotal role became apparent when he was entrusted with the position of Editor-in-Chief, succeeding the organization's founder, Julian Assange, seven months before he was arrested and imprisoned. Hrafnsson has continued the core mission of WikiLeaks and also led the ongoing campaign for the freedom of Julian Assange.

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