The Assange Agenda, available to rent for just $1 until September 7th, is a provocative documentary that looks at the deeper issues surrounding Julian Assange’s bid for a seat in the Australian Senate.
Teaser Trailer with some of my comments
The film-makers describe the documentary as follows:
Recent leaks by NSA Whistleblower, Edward Snowden have revealed the far reaching extent of mass surveillance of citizens, governments and officials by US Government Agencies. The Assange Agenda interviews international experts to examine the choices democracies face at this crucial moment in history.
The film examines the erosion of privacy, the rise of surveillance and it’s polar opposite open government.
How much are we under surveillance? Can we protect our privacy and civil liberties? What would happen if this information fell into the wrong hands?
This film looks deeper at the implications for democracy in the information age and how we could all be effected.
- Rintel, S. (2013, August 16). Electoral silence on digital rights from both politicians and journalists. Election 2013 media panel post. The Conversation.
- Dalgarno, P. (2013, August 1). XKeyscore + NSA surveillance leaks: Australian expert reaction. Delimiter.
- Rintel, S. (2013, June 11). Nine reasons you should care about NSA’s PRISM surveillance. The Conversation.
- Listen to my 612ABC interview: Levingston, R. (2013, June 11). What do you know about PRISM? 612 ABC Brisbane.
- Brief portions of a television interview are in a Today Tonight story: Hansen, D. (2013, July 10) Spying councils? Today Tonight.
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