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Journalism After Snowden Closing Event

Please join us for the closing event of a yearlong series examining digital security, state surveillance and the First Amendment rights of journalists. Edward Snowden’s leak of classified documents on US surveillance programs and the subsequent publication of these documents has sparked an unprecedented public debate on digital privacy, the pursuit of national security, and the role of journalism in democratic societies. At the core of the challenge lies a paradox—the very tools that enable instant global communication and allow an open media ecosystem also make journalists more vulnerable to state surveillance.
Journalism After Snowden, supported by The Tow Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is a yearlong series of events, research projects and writing from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism in collaboration with Columbia Journalism Review.
The series explores some of the challenges faced by journalists today including the inability to protect sources, shield laws, prosecution for adversarial reporting, and increased physical risk to journalists worldwide.The Snowden revelations show us that the relationship between journalism and the state is an evolving one that requires regular deliberation and vigilance. This project seeks to inform a national debate by…

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