Monday, 28 November 2011

New doc promises 'sulphurous, personal and moving' inside story on the WikiLeaks saga

More 4 is billing a new documentary on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, due to be broadcast tomorrow, as the definitive account of the 'wiki-saga.'

More 4
claims: "This is the story of WikLeaks told by the people involved: sulphurous, personal and moving, it documents history in the making and the frontier of new technology and journalism."

The documentary by Patrick Forbes includes an interview with Assange and brings together his erstwhile partner Daniel Domscheit Berg, and the editorial teams at the Guardian, Der Spiegel and New York Times newspapers, as well as the US state department spokesperson who had to deal with the leaks.

The pre-publicity quotes the Guardian's Nick Davies describing the WikiLeaks saga as "a Greek tragedy... as triumph was turned into disaster through the actions of one man."

According to today's Independent, Assange is scathing in the documentary about British journalism, claiming: "One of the most extraordinary things about British journalism is that it is the most credit-stealing, credit-whoring, backstabbing industry ever encountered. And Nick Davies is part of that industry."

True Stories: WikiLeaks is broadcast tomorrow at 22:00 on More 4.

Pic: Julian Assange (Jon Slattery)

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