Over the past 3 days, James Albury has been reporting through live video stream from on the Ecuadorian embassy in Londen where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sought refuge from the British autorities to avoid arrest and extradition to Sweden and possibly the USA.
Albury is not a professional but a citizen journalist. He talks to us about what brought him to reporting and about the Assange case.
“What I was seeing on the main stream news about Occupy London was not fully representative for what was actally happening. Reporting through live stream on the other hand doesn’t allow to make things up. Long reporting gives context to the audience, which they are missing in the main stream media. Live streaming has the potential to revolutionise journalism.”
He does not think that the British authorities will enter the embassy to arrest Assange as this would create a precedent that could put their own diplomats into danger. The Ecuadorian authorities have invited the Swedish to question Assange under Swedish law in the Ecuadorian embassy in Londen but have not responded to, or declined the invitation.