Shooting the messenger : criminalising journalism, by Andrew Fowler
October 08, 2018
This challenging new book series explores the way governments from the political spectrum since 11 September, intensified their efforts to criminalize both traditional and new forms of digital political dissent. The book series explores the legal, political and ethical implications when governments engage habitually in mass electronic and digital surveillance, outlaw freedom of movement, real and virtual public assembly and prosecute digital activities.
Through detailed research and analysis, this book explains how mass surveillance and anti-terror laws are of questionable value in defeating terrorism, but have had a “chilling effect” on revelatory journalism.