Tom Stoppard, playwright and scriptwriter, joins the debate about state surveillance of the internet in a typically excellent column for the Guardian. What, he asks, can justify surveillance on the scale revealed by Edward Snowden's leaks? Is safety really a sufficient justification for such intensive intrusion?
This bulletin was produced by students on the Multimedia Journalism MA on Wednesday 27 February 2013.
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Reporting team: Tara Nichelle, Pamela Head, Rebecca Pike, Clare Stanton-Lacey, Matthew McKew, Matthew Leclere, Mark Kwemoi
Presenter: Tim Bates
Producer: Chris Wallis