The ongoing torture of Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is one step closer to being released after a UK judge found that he couldn’t be extradited to the US. Maybe. There’s still a long road ahead:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Antony Loewenstein (@antloewenstein)

The Conspiracy Virus podcast

Conspiracy theories have existed forever. In the modern age, think of the supposedly fake moon landing or 9/11 being an inside job (hint: it wasn’t). I’ve spent much of this year working with journalist Olivia Rosenman on a podcast series, The Conspiracy Virus, which has just been released by one of Australia’s biggest media outlets,…

The ugly allure of mining in Afghanistan

My story in Australian outlet Crikey this week: Australia’s second-richest person Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest was in Afghanistan in September to investigate the viability of resource projects in the war-torn country. According to The Australian Financial Review, “Forrest has been travelling to some of the world’s most dangerous nations in search of new resource projects and pursuing philanthropic interests”.…

RIP Robert Fisk

Legendary journalist Robert Fisk recently died and since we were colleagues and old mates I wanted to share some insights and memories: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antony Loewenstein (@antloewenstein) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antony Loewenstein (@antloewenstein)