Ms. Elizabeth M. Allen, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, State Department of the United States of America, visited Sri Lanka and delivered a speech on “Global Media Space and Its Impact on Democracy” followed by an engaged panel discussion organized by the Sri Lanka Press Institutes.

In that discussion, Dharmasiri Lankapeli, General Secretary of the Federation of Media Employees Trade Unions Sri Lanka, raised a question as follows from her.

“The International Federation of Journalists has organized a worldwide protest campaign these days with its affiliates to pressure the US government to release Julian Assange and drop all charges. They say that this is a serious issue and affects the freedom of expression in the world. We as journalists worldwide believe it is also part of freedom of Expression. What do you think?”

The answer given by Ms. Elizabeth M. Allen can be watched in below attached video.