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He was the safe uncle of the whistleblowers

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John Y. Jones
Cand. Philol, freelance journalist affiliated with MODERN TIMES
GAVIN H. MACFADYEN (1940–2016) / As an American-British documentary filmmaker, he produced a series of films over six decades for the World in Action program: on racial oppression in the United States, child labor, the nuclear threat, war crimes, industrial pollution, and the exploitation of workers. He was also a regular feature in the Logan symposium on warning.

Macfady was big, broad-shouldered and had a big heart, and was generous in his dealings with the many whistleblowers and journalists he helped. And they were many. He loved coming down for breakfast to see who had stayed overnight, friends or others who needed a place for the night, such as Julian Assange when he arrived in London. . .

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