- Seminars and Workshops
- Institute of European and American Studies
- Speaker Name
Chien-San FENG (Professor, College of Communication, National Chengchi University), Hsiu-mei CHUNG (Professor, Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University)
Internationally, academic studies on WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, continue to grow. Within Taiwan, however, such discussions are completely absent. As Assange enters his sixth year of solitary confinement in the Belmarsh Prison in the UK with neither a trial nor a conviction, a new wave of global discussion on the case has once again emerged. Just as future court rulings and political decisions will have a far-reaching impact on press freedom, freedom of speech and human rights world-wide, so the fate of Julian Assange will provide us some clues as to the direction the world, chaotic at the moment, might be heading.