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With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy – HRW/ACLU Report

In ACLU, Archive, Big Brother, FBI, HRW, NSA, Police State, Surveillance, USA on July 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

07/28/2014

HRW:

This 120-page report documents how national security journalists and lawyers are adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential information secure in light of revelations of unprecedented US government surveillance of electronic communications and transactions. The report, based on extensive interviews with journalists, lawyers, and senior US government officials, documents how government surveillance and secrecy are undermining press freedom, the public’s right to information, and the right to counsel, all human rights essential to a healthy democracy.

Related Links:

Obama Administration and the Press – Leak Investigations and Surveillance in Post-9/11 America – CPJ Report

Chilling Effects: NSA Surveillance Drives 1 in 6 U.S. Writers to Self-Censor – PEN Survey

  1. […] are at a record high and national security journalists now often work under a shadow of surveillance. By knowing the stakes and how to respond to them, reporters can assess the risks, and still keep […]

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