Defending Democracy? (ticket giveaway)

Thursday April 12, 2012 Written by luke

Love him or loathe him – or both – there's no denying that Julian Assange has reformatted the way we understand journalism and international diplomacy in the digital age.

Next Thursday April 19, as Assange waits to hear whether he'll finally be extradited to Sweden, Melbourne's Wheeler Centre continues its superlative season with a free forum on the impact, legality and legacy of Wikileaks. Featuring Crikey's Bernard Keane, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, lawyers Greg Barns and Lizzie O'Shea, as well as Julian's mum, Christine, this will be a rare opportunity to hear intelligent, incisive debate on a topic (and person) that has divided people like few others.

The free event booked up early, but we have a double pass to give away. Email here with your name and address to enter. The Wheeler Centre has a fairly brilliant line-up of events planned this year too. Click here for the full calendar.