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Posted by Dominic Ponsford Press Gazetee 1 June

The concerns are raised in a study by journalism academic Paul Lashmar, ‘No More Sources’ which assesses the impact of the 2013 Edward Snowden revelations on journalists and their sources. Snowden’s leaked National Security Agency documents revealed vast bulk collection of electronic communications by the Five Eyes countries of Australia, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. According to former NSA senior manager William Binney up to 3bn people are affected by NSA surveillance of internet and telecoms systems.

British investigative journalist Duncan Campbell said he is not against surveillance being used against terrorists: “They are doing effective anti-terrorism. It does work. It’s what people want.

“It’s what journalists absolutely do not seek to expose and that is shown in the Snowden case which is dripping with this stuff that I doubt will ever see the light of day because it is about anti-terrorism.”

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DATELINE: 1 June, 2016


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