Spying: the Eye On Everyone

An important discussion with Seymour Hersh, Duncan Campbell and Geoffrey Robertson QC about some of the most important events in the history of journalism and the extraordinary issues they’ve raised for democracy, for a free press and for the very nature of privacy itself.

The US and UK governments have admitted spying on a scale not seen since Stalin and Hitler - every minute, millions of everyone's emails, letters, films, phone calls, pictures, data, texts - digital information of every kind - is being sucked into the vast files of unaccountable secret organisations - the dangers are immense for whistleblowers, for journalists and not least for the public itself.

How will journalists and whistleblowers handle issues of national security? With ever increasing numbers of whistleblowers will they be subject to criminal liability? Can they be silenced before they speak?