WikiLeaks’ Assange addresses Splendour crowd - ABC News
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has used the internet to address a major music festival in south-east Queensland.
Mr Assange’s pre-recorded message was played during a panel discussion about internet control at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Woodford, north of Brisbane.
Speaking under house arrest in Britain, he reflected on his childhood in Byron Bay and talked about his generation becoming more aware.
"We are becoming the agents of perspective. This generation is burning the mass media to the ground, we are reclaiming our rights to all history," he said.
"We are ripping open secret archives from Washington to Cairo.
"We are reclaiming our rights to share ourselves and our times together."
The message was part of a daytime debate forum that also featured Mr Assange’s mother Christine, his Australian lawyer Grace Morgan, long-time colleague and co-author Dr Suelette Dreyfus.
Leading IT security analyst Patrick Gray and ABC TV’s Hungry Beast presenters Marc Fennell and Nick Hayden also took part in the forum.