#UNESCO Bans #Wikileaks From Wikileaks Conference #ows #oo

WikiLeaks has denounced UNESCO after being banned from tomorrow’s international conference about WikiLeaks.

The large two-day conference, which has 37 speakers listed, is to be held UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. US organizers have stacked the conference with WikiLeaks opponents and blocked all speakers from WikiLeaks, stating that the decision to censor WikiLeaks representation was an exercise in ’freedom of expression… our right to give voice to speakers of our choice’. Oh, how the irony abounds.

Subsequently, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denounced the conference, saying: “UNESCO has made itself an international human rights joke. To use ‘freedom of expression’ to censor WikiLeaks from a conference about WikiLeaks is an Orwellian absurdity beyond words. This is an intolerable abuse of UNESCO’s Constitution. It’s time to Occupy UNESCO.”

http://wikileaks.org/WikiLeaks-denounces-UNESCO-after.html

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