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ABC Commercial’s WikiLeaks doc sells to seven territories

In advance of MIPTV, Four Corners: WikiLeaks - The Forgotten Man sells to CBC in Canada and Latin America through DirecTV among other territories.
March 24, 2011

WikiLeaks – The Forgotten Man, an installment of the popular Australian current affairs program Four Corners, has been sold into seven territories by ABC Commercial in advance of MIPTV.

Picking up the 1 x 45-minute special are Belgian public broadcaster VRT; Poland’s TVN; Finland’s MTV3; Portugal’s RTP; Latin America via payTV service DirecTV; Korea’s Media Content Store; and Canadian public broadcasters CBC and Societe Radio Canada (for French rights).

The program focuses on Private Bradley Manning, the young man who allegedly sent classified information from the U.S. government to the whistle-blowing organization. ABC Commercial says the special features the only recording of Private Bradley Manning’s voice as well as logs of alleged conversations with former hacker Adrian Lamo, who turned Manning in.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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