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 TV news bulletin was produced by Year 2 students from the BA in Journalism and the News Industry, and went out at 5pm on Thursday 5 December.
Presenter: Jasmin Sahota
Reporting team: Paige Aldridge, Daniel Crook, Clara Easthill, Jade Edwards, Nathalie Evelie, Michelle Gleaves, Helen Grimes, Cian Hodge, Amy Nickalls, Alex Norman, Katie Palmer, Victoria Polley, Cecily Snowball, Stine Wannebo, Sanam Zeb.