(LONDON) — Julian Assange, the mastermind behind WikiLeaks, the controversial website that has leaked secret government documents, plans to launch his own talk show.
A statement posted on WikiLeaks says the goal of the show is to, “draw together controversial voices from across the political spectrum — iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders — each to offer a window on the world tomorrow and their ideas on how to secure a brighter future.”
The site says the program will air 10 weekly half-hour episodes, beginning in March, and that it has licensing agreements in place that will, “cover over 600 million viewers across cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks.” The show will air on Russia Today, the Russian network confirmed on Wednesday.
Assange’s website made the announcement despite the fact that he’s currently fighting extradition from the U.K. to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. It’s also possible that he’ll eventually face espionage charges in the U.S.
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