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10 Pages

Rights, Media and 
Mass-surveillance 
in a Digital Age

ByEmma L. Briant

This chapter discusses important challenges posed for media, journalism and public debate by recent massive domestic and global surveillance of US National Security Agency (NSA), and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). 1 It focuses on contemporary developments concerning these countries with a stated intention of protecting our liberties, security and rights during global conflict; mass-surveillance that transformed our media environment, journalism and relations with the state, raising important implications for human rights.