Quote of the Week – 12/10/11

“The world is full of people who would like to control the flow of information. [They] are winning the information war. The liars are winning.”

Guardian journalist and author of Flat Earth News, Nick Davies, tells the House of Lords culture committee that the media is losing the battle against censorship.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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