Julian Assange to speak on BBC Radio 4's Today programme

Contributor: Assange will speak about the control of information

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to appear as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme after being lined up by guest editor PJ Harvey.

Assange, who remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, will speak about the history of the control of information on Thursday. Contributions to the programme will also come from campaigning journalist John Pilger and former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who will provide the Thought for the Day.

A statement released on PJ Harvey’s behalf said: “Having received a guarantee from the BBC not to edit her contributors, Harvey carefully selects a diverse group with throught-provoking views.”

Harvey is one of a number of guest editors commissioned by the BBC over the Christmas and New Year period. Other guest editors have included Michael Palin and the former director general of MI5, Lady Manningham-Buller.

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