Moncef Marzouki Talks Torture and Secret Files
MOSCOW, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Tunisia’s Acting President Moncef Marzouki is interviewed by Julian Assange on the May 1st episode of “The World Tomorrow” on RT.
The two men discuss a wide range of topics, including the crisis in Syria, democratic Islamism and human rights. Moncef Marzouki was elected the interim President of Tunisia on December 12, 2011 by the newly-formed Constituent Assembly. Tunisia became the ‘ground zero’ of the Arab Spring revolutionary movements, with the wave of protests that started in December 2010.
The segment will air globally across all RT channels on Tuesday, May 1, at 15:30 Moscow time / 11:30 GMT / 07:30 EDT in English, Arabic and Spanish, and will be rebroadcast every two hours thereafter for the rest of the day.
Past imprisonment is a link Assange shares with his latest guest. Commenting on the interview, Assange noted that Marzouki “was imprisoned by a dictator and exiled for years but he returned to his home country as its new revolutionary president. I ask him what power the president really has.”
Marzouki is the second guest directly involved in Arab Spring events to be interviewed by Assange for “The World Tomorrow.” In its debut edition, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah revealed that he has contacted the opposition forces in Syria and offered to help mediate a political solution to the crisis. The New York Times lauded Assange for taking “Mr. Nasrallah to task for supporting every Arab Spring uprising except the one against Syria.”
“The World Tomorrow” is a weekly interview programme on RT, created and hosted by the renowned WikiLeaks whistleblower. Promotional materials, an exclusive interview with Assange and full-length video of the aired episodes are available at http://assange.rt.com. The ten-part series is filmed in England, where Assange has remained under house arrest for more than 500 days without official charges.
RT, a global international news network that broadcasts in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, D.C., is available to 530 million viewers, or 25% of all cable subscribers, worldwide. In the UK, RT is more popular than Bloomberg, according to a survey by Kantar Media. RT became the first TV news channel in the world to pass 700 million views on YouTube. In 2010, RT became the first-ever Russian channel to garner a nomination for the prestigious Emmy International Award, in the News category. RT streams online at RT.com
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