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Michael Moore, John Pilger offer support to WikiLeaks

Filmmakers Michael Moore, John Pilger and Ken Loach have put up bail money for WikiLeaks founder and CEO Julian Assange.
December 15, 2010

Filmmakers Michael Moore, John Pilger and Ken Loach have put up bail money for WikiLeaks founder and CEO Julian Assange. Moore posted an explanation for his support of the whistleblowing organization on his website, while Pilger, whose new film The War You Don’t See features an interview with Assange, has posted several pro-WikiLeaks interviews on his website. Assange, jailed in London over allegations from two Swedish women concerning sexual crimes, was ordered to be freed on bail on Tuesday but is still in custody, awaiting word on whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face the charges there.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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