Kidnap or Kill: The CIA’s plot against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange | The Listening Post

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Published Oct 2, 2021, 9:49 AM
An exposé detailing the CIA’s war on WikiLeaks - a Trump administration plan to silence Julian Assange and the organisation - has been published. But like so much of the Assange story, it's got nothing like the media coverage it deserves.

Contributors:
Michael Isikoff - Chief investigative correspondent, Yahoo News
Kevin Gosztola - Managing editor, Shadowproof.com
Carrie DeCell - Staff attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Rebecca Vincent - Director of international campaigns & UK bureau director, Reporters Without Borders

On our radar:
Project Amplify - Facebook’s PR initiative - backfires. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Meenakshi Ravi about the scrutiny Facebook is under, yet again.

Lost in translation: How texts change as they travel
The translation of literature - from one language to another - is a tricky business. Translators become cultural mediators, balancing faithfulness to the original with the needs of a new audience. When translators fail, context can be sacrificed, and stereotypes can get reinforced.

Contributors:
Layla AlAmmar - Author, Silence is a Sense & Academic, University of Lancaster
Susan Bassnett - Translation theorist & emeritus professor, University of Warwick
Muhammad Ali Mojaradi - Translator & founder, @persianpoetics
Leri Price - Literary translator

End Note:
And, after 16 years of leading the country as its chancellor, Germany is saying goodbye to Angela Merkel. Puppet Regime - a comedy series produced and published by GZERO Media - pays tribute to her work, Kraftwerk style.
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