Julian Assange to deliver BBC's Thought For The Day

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is to be the guest speaker on BBC Radio 4's traditional faith spot Thought For The Day on ThursdaY.

He has been asked to participate by the recording artist PJ Harvey, who is guest-editing Thursday's edition of the Today programme, according to media reports.

Other guests reportedly include the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the campaigning journalist John Pilger.

Mr Assange has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London for more than a year following attempts to extradite him to Sweden.