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Title Dateline: Ecuador's Double Standard/Assange's Legal Limbo/Who Killed Shaima?
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary ECUADOR'S DOUBLE STANDARDJulian Assange - champion of press freedom and government openness - remains holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, but what awaits him if he ever makes it to Ecuador? Amos Roberts reports from there on Tuesday's Dateline, and finds President Correa is on a crusade against the media and is seen as anything but a supporter of free speech. He regularly unleashes a tirade of abuse against journalists, and the government is allowed by law to interrupt broadcasts with any 'corrections' it wishes to make. Amos also meets Aliaksandr Barankov, who was granted asylum in Ecuador after uncovering corruption in his native Belarus. But despite fearing for his life, he was threatened with extradition to Belarus and its questionable human rights... all just weeks before Assange was granted asylum. So how has Julian Assange ended up turning to Ecuador for help?ASSANGE'S LEGAL LIMBOWhen Dateline first met Julian Assange in Sweden in 2010, the Australian WikiLeaks founder was relatively unknown and had high praise for the country's freedoms. He was even seeking residency. Two years on, and he's desperate not to be extradited there to face sexual assault allegations, fearing he may then be passed to the US, which is investigating him over his WikiLeaks activities, and possibly even face the death penalty. On Tuesday, Yaara Bou Melhem catches up with his Australian lawyer Jennifer Robinson in Stockholm. She's critical of what she describes as the lack of action by the Australian Government, which she says has seen Assange turn to Ecuador for asylum. And she gives her thoughts on where the controversy has left Sweden's reputation on human rights. So with five countries now drawn into the debate over Assange's future, what options does he now have? WHO KILLED SHAIMA?When thousands fled the first Iraq war, some made a new home in the United States, where the Californian town of El Cajon is now the country's second largest Iraqi community. But in March, the town was rocked by the violent killing of Shaima Alawadi... and a controversial murder mystery unfolded. It was thought to be a hate crime, after threatening notes were left for the family, but investigations also uncovered divisions within the family. Shaima's daughter has been forced to defend herself against accusations that she carried out the killing, but with no arrests, it remains a mystery. Fouad Hady travels to the US and Iraq on Tuesday's program to piece together events, and finds a community still searching for peace after escaping the horrors of Iraq.International current affairs show hosted by Mark Davis. (An SBS Production) CC
Event Broadcast 2012-09-11 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Freedom of the press -- Law and legislation.
Journalists -- Violence against.
Victims of violent crimes.
Human rights in mass media.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Davis, Mark, host
Hady, Fouad, reporter
Roberts, Amos, reporter
Al Hamidi, Fatima, contributor
Al Hamidi, Kassim, contributor
Alawadi, Shaima, contributor
Assange, Julian, contributor
Barankov, Aliaksandr, contributor
Carless, Will, contributor
Correa, Rafael, contributor
Cortez, Gustavo, contributor
Feras, Abou, contributor
Hinostroza, Janeth, contributor
Perez, Carlos, contributor
Ricaurte, Cesar, contributor
Robinson, Jennifer, contributor