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Transparency vs state security
« on: October 21, 2013, 07:08:48 AM »
Via al Jazeera:

Over the past few weeks there has been a battle raging between two of Britain's best known newspapers - the Guardian and the Daily Mail. Sitting at opposite ends of the ideological and political spectrum, the Daily Mail, which leans to the right, and the Guardian have been clashing over the issue of national security.

In particular, the publications have fighting it out over whether it was right for the Guardian to publish the data leaked by Edward Snowden, which showed the US' National Security Agency's mass surveillance project.

The backdrop to this is that it comes at a crucial point in the ongoing debate about the future of press regulation in the country, triggered by the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's tabloids. Talking us through the story this week is former BBC journalist Lance Price; Chris Blackhurst, the former editor of the Independent; the Sun newspaper's recently appointed managing editor Stig Abell; and Angela Phillips from Goldsmith's University.

This week's Newsbytes: Glenn Greenwald, the US journalist at the heart of the NSA scoop, has announced he is leaving the Guardian to head a new media start-up; Moroccan authorities have been urged to release a prominent journalist who has been imprisoned under terror charges; and a new report has revealed that so-called analysts who appeared on US networks as the government debated intervention in Syria had financial interests in the country going to war.

25 minute video report at link.
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