Hello all! I haven’t met many of you, but I have been around the AssangeDAO ecosystem for a while. My background is in marketing as well as podcast production and hosting. Proposal template below!
Fund a podcast detailing Julian Assange’s case (episode 1) and other cases similar to it. The podcast will debut monthly and will be long-form and high quality, designed to raise awareness about Julian’s case and about cases similar to Julian’s globally. Cost of $5,000 per episode to plan, produce, staff, host and distribute across major podcasting platforms (Spotify, Google podcasts, etc.).
I’m writing to propose a monthly podcast, meant to highlight the case of Julian Assange as well as other similar cases globally. The podcast would run about $5,000 per episode and I would anticipate creating ten episodes in the first season. The podcast would go into detail on a new topic related or similar to Julian’s per episode, and would include activists, commentators and experts to help raise awareness both for Julian’s case and others like it. Topics could include corporate whistleblowers or media leakers who were imprisoned or punished for their deeds, political dissidents who have or still are experiencing harassment or imprisonment, or other cases where censorship (whether government or by private companies) has hurt public good and welfare. It would also investigate government corruption and misdeeds including but not limited to some of the materials that Julian published about the early Iraq war.
I believe a podcast such as this would serve many important roles. It would firstly raise awareness for Julian’s case and hopefully help shape public opinion about his circumstances and imprisonment. It would also establish AssangeDAO as a place that is raising awareness for all forms of injustice, particularly those dealing with whistleblowers and other public-good rebels.
The first episode, goes without saying, would be a start-from-scratch deep dive into Julian’s case, to tell the whole story in podcast form. This would allow us to share the podcast to a new audience (podcast-listeners), and to have an updated, current episode that includes the whole story up until the present. It could be promoted and shared with new members and the public at large, and would hopefully help capture sympathy and advocacy for the case.
As a last note, this podcast would not be about crypto, web3, or AssangeDAO in any explicit way. It would be aimed at a mass audience and would serve as both a source of information as well as marketing for AssangeDAO and public opinion around Julian’s case.
If the proposal passes, I would undertake producing, preparing, editing and hosting the podcast. This would also include finding topics and guests, vetting guests, and publishing the podcast on all major platforms (Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, etc.). I personally think a once-a-month cadence is appropriate for this type of podcast, as it will allow for a thorough and complete episode that stands on its own about complex and important topics.
From a marketing perspective, highlighting other forms of similar injustice allows us to cross-pollinate with many other communities which are just as passionate about their causes as we are about Julian’s. It will also set a precedent for the DAO as a supporter of raising visibility against injustices globally. Third, it can serve as the main source of news coming out of AssangeDAO regarding Julian’s legal case as it continues to unfold.
I welcome any and all feedback from the community on this proposal. I have been a passionate supporter of Julian since the very beginning, and I’ve always felt like a well-produced podcast, particularly in the current age where crime and conspiracy podcasts are in vogue, would be hugely helpful for Julian’s case and to help shape public sentiment around him.