Russian TV to Air Wikileaks Talk Show

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is hosting a new talk show that will air on a Russian state television channel.

RT television announced Wednesday that it will begin broadcasting the talk show in mid-March. It says Assange is filming the program from the location of his house arrest in Britain, where he is fighting extradition to Sweden for rape allegations.

RT television was launched in 2005 as a 24-hour English-language news channel aimed at promoting the Russian point of view on international issues. It claims a global reach of more than 430 million people.

The channel has not elaborated on the show's contents, saying “details of the episodes and the guests featured are secret for now.”

Assange's Wikileaks website has published thousands of stolen, confidential U.S. diplomatic cables. They included sensitive information on anti-terrorism activities and candid views on foreign leaders.