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The Six Degrees of Julian Assange

Wiki leaks spokesman and editor in chief Julian Assange is back in the news—how will Kipp connect him to the second man to step on the moon?

October 27, 2010 2:01 by

Atika Shubert

For one of the first times Atika Shubert has been in the news, not presenting it. In a recent interview, Atika Shubert asked wiki leaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange about his supposed frictional relationship with his colleagues and the infamous charges of sexual abuse (of which Assange has been cleared). After Assange walked off, the Daily Mail reported Shubert to have said, “I had to ask that question.” London based Atika Shubert is a CNN correspondent best known as one of the first CNN correspondents to report live from Aceh, Indonesia, during the tsunami of December 2004. Her work during the tsunami was so outstanding it earned CNN the prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award in 2005. Shubert, who joined CNN in 2000, covers general news in the UK and regional assignments. Shubert has become one of the faces of CNN just like fellow CNN reporter…


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  1. Adrienne Doherty on October 27, 2010 5:19 pm

    you fail to note that in the CNN
    interview ( the CNN interviewer
    was not intelligent enough not to
    blow), Mr. Assange politely warned (several times with great patience)
    that he would not allow the grave importance of the news he was sharing to be trivialized by the
    interviewer’s repeated descent into
    cheap tabloid journalism.
    Her mistake and CNN’s loss.

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