Keyword: 1984

In support of Julian Assange and in defence of journalism

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Protests in London in support of Julian Assange. © Jérome Hourdeaux Protests in London in support of Julian Assange. © Jérome Hourdeaux

Journalism itself is on trial in the proceedings against Julian Assange that opened in London on Monday February 24th 2020 and in which the United States is seeking to extradite him from Great Britain over charges that include espionage. The founder of WikiLeaks is not a spy but an activist working on behalf of a fundamental right: the right to know everything that is in the public interest. That is why we are supporting him, writes Mediapart’s publishing editor Edwy Plenel in this opinion article.

France in 1984 bomb plot to test UK security

British police found explosives stashed in the grounds of French ambassador's residence ahead of visit by president François Mitterrand.