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11 April 2011

Julian Assange debate: in pictures

Photographs from Saturday’s Frontline Club/New Statesman debate with WikiLeaks’s Julian Ass

By New Statesman

Above, Julian Assange speaks to Jemima Khan, who guest-edited this week’s New Statesman.

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Those speaking in favour of the motion “This house believes that whistleblowers make the world a safer place” are seated on the left.

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Assange speaks in favour of the motion, arguing that whistleblowers could have prevented the Vietnam and Iraq wars.

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The whistleblower Annie Machon addresses the hall.

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Here, Machon responds to criticism from Douglas Murray, who was speaking for the opposition.

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The crowd at Kensington Town Hall.

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The New Statesman‘s Mehdi Hasan speaks in favour of the motion.

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The writer Douglas Murray rounded off the debate, opposing the motion.

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Assange attempts to interrupt Murray’s speech on a point of information.

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Seven hundred people attended the debate.

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The audience voted in favour of the motion.

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All photographs: New Statesman

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