Kristinn Hrafnsson, journalist and spokesperson for wikileaks.org
Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communicaitons at the University of Sydney
Kristinn Hrafnsson is the current spokesman for WikiLeaks following legal battles engulfing the organisation's founder, Julian Assange. Hrafnsson is an Icelandic investigative journalist who exposed high level criminal activity and corruption. His work on the collapse of Iceland's Kaupthing Bank caused his TV program to be taken off air and the team sacked. He joined the news team of Iceland's national broadcaster and fought against the legal suppression of further exposés about the bank drawn from documents published by WikiLeaks. Hrafnsson was subsequently made redundant from the broadcaster in July last year and began to work independently. He collaborated with the WikiLeaks organisation and called the December 2010 attacks on WikiLeaks a "privatisation of censorship".
Kristinn Hrafnsson is in Australia as a guest of Intelligence Squared Australia for the16th June debate, Wikileaks is a force for good.
- Date: Friday 17 June, 2011
- Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
- Venue: The Great Hall, the University of Sydney. (Venue access information)
- Cost: $20/$15 concession. Free for University of Sydney staff, students and alumni (please register online).
- Registration: For University of Sydney staff, students and alumni please register online via seymourcentre.com.au
- Bookings: Seymour Centre box office, phone 02 9351 9740 or book online seymourcentre.com.au