Rights, Media and 
Mass-surveillance 
in a Digital Age

Authored by: Emma L. Briant

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315619835.ch16

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Abstract

This chapter discusses important challenges posed for media, journalism and public debate by recent massive domestic and global surveillance of US National Security Agency (NSA), and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). 1 It focuses on contemporary developments concerning these countries with a stated intention of protecting our liberties, security and rights during global conflict; mass-surveillance that transformed our media environment, journalism and relations with the state, raising important implications for human rights.

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