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Assange/WikiLeaks: The 2011 Voltaire Award

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MELBOURNE (Rixstep) — Liberty Victoria's 2011 Voltaire Award goes to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. The award dinner will be held on 6 August 2011 at the San Remo Ballroom. Drinks served at 19:00 local time. Julian Assange will greet the diners by prerecorded telecast from London.



Julian Assange is currently held up at an East Anglian estate on some ridiculous charges by Swedish hyenas.

A three course dinner is provided. There's table service for beer, wine, and sugared water with bubbles. The real good stuff costs extra.

Auction!

There'll be an auction as well, after the peremptory speeches. So far the list includes the following.

  1. A copy of Underground signed by Julian Assange.

  2. A meal with Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG. Watch the bidding here.

  3. The final printed edition of NOTW. This could yield thousands (or nothing at all).

  4. Novels by Richard Flanagan.

  5. Passes to the Melbourne Writers Festival 2011.

  6. Dinner for two at Alpha Ouzeri in Fitzroy. Greek nosh.

  7. Photographs by Wolfgang Sievers.

  8. 12 bottles of Coppin Grove Sparkling.

  9. Dinner for two at Amiconi. Italian nosh. BYO. Only wine served.


    (An Amiconi cooking tip. Turn the sound off - you've been warned.)

About the Award

The Liberty Victoria Voltaire Award is presented annually to a person or organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to free speech. Founded in 1936, Liberty Victoria is today a leading civil liberties organisation in Australia.

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Liberty Victoria: 2011 Voltaire Award Dinner

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