June 9: Talk by Julian Assange’s Lawyer, Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens, the lawyer for Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, will talk about the law and journalism in a post-Wikileaks era at the University of Hong Kong on June 9, 2011.

Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens is a London-based lawyer specialising in media law and human rights.

He has represented The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and other media organsiations and journalists in many high-profile cases in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and in the European Court of Human Rights.

This event offers a unique opportunity to speak directly to the lawyer representing one of the most controversial individuals of our time.

He will discuss the impact on transparency, foreign policy and journalism in the wake of Wikileaks’ release of hundreds of thousands of secret government documents.

This event is co-sponsored by the JMSC, Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) and The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA).

Date: Thursday, 9 June, 2011
Time: 10 – 11:30 am,
Place: Convocation Room, Main Building, The University of Hong Kong