NEWSNIGHT: Glenn Greenwald full interview on Snowden, NSA, GCHQ and spying

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Published on Oct 3, 2013

BBC Newsnight exclusive interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the PRISM revelations and mass surveillance

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The NSA debate is as much about journalism as surveillance

A 14-minute interview on BBC highlights the debate over the proper relationship between journalists and government

In late June, the economist Dean Baker astutely observed that our NSA reporting was “doing as much to expose corrupt journalism as to expose government spying.” Indeed, from the earliest stages of this reporting, back in Hong Kong, we expected (and hoped) that the reporting we were about to do would expose conflicts in how journalism is understood and practiced as much as it would shine light on the NSA’s specific surveillance programs.

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