‘What about Assange?’: UK Foreign Office video calling for press freedom shamed for hypocrisy

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The UK Foreign Office has come under fire after posting a video online that calls for an increase in media freedom in nations around the world, drawing accusations of hypocrisy from those citing the treatment of Julian Assange.

Some suggest that the UK is only interested in a ‘free press’ that reports on ‘regimes that fall for your benefit,’ rather than exposing corrupt governments allied to Britain, killing innocent people. The apparent hypocrisy did not escape the attention of others who highlighted the case of Assange who awaits his now-delayed US extradition request hearing in February in London.

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