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11 April 2011

Video: Douglas Murray, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate

Speaking against the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

By New Statesman

Douglas Murray, author and political commentator, speaks at the New Statesman/Frontline Club debate on the motion: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

Speakers for the proposition were Julian Assange (watch his video here), editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Mehdi Hasan (watch his speech here), senior editor (politics) of the New Statesman, and Clayton Swisher, head of al-Jazeera’s transparency unit.

Speakers for the opposition were: David Richmond, former director for British defence and intelligence and member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office board, Bob Ayers, former director of the information systems and security programme at the US department of defence, and Douglas Murray.

 

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The event took place on 9 April 2011 at Kensington Town Hall, London. This footage was filmed exclusively for the New Statesman. Video direction: Michael Taylor, Big Face Art.

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