HARDTalk – Glenn Greenwald – Journalist
28 Nov 2013
Thanks to Edward Snowden’s leaking of American intelligence secrets, the whole world now knows the extent of US-UK surveillance of global phone and internet traffic. Have the revelations flagged up a corrosive infringement of individual liberty, or undermined efforts to protect the world from terrorism?
HardTALK speaks to journalist Glenn Greenwald – he broke the Snowden story. His mission, he says, is to hold power to account. Is this a journalistic crusade that has gone too far?
Glenn Greenwald, a former constitutional lawyer, was until 2012 a contributing writer at Salon and until 2013 a columnist on civil liberties and US national security issues for the Guardian. He is the author of How Would a Patriot Act? (May 2006), a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power; A Tragic Legacy (June, 2007), which examines the Bush legacy; and With Liberty and Justice For Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 2 Dec 2013.
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