Thursday, February 11, 2016

Scenes of Reason: The Haystack

A group of  young journalists have taken on the admirable task of trying to explain issues relating to government surveillance of digital communications and the Investigatory Powers Bill to a young audience. They are making a crowd funded documentary on the subject.


Why? From their website:
"We’re young journalists, and our audience is young and digitally led. We therefore have a responsibility to report exactly what this proposed Bill means for us as avid technology users and break down the associated technical jargon. Do we have anything to worry about? Is this really just about catching terrorists?

So the Scenes of Reason team, four young women in their twenties working both in front of and behind the camera would like to introduce you to the THE HAYSTACK. With exclusive access to some of the most high-profile players in the surveillance space, we have and will continue to investigate the workings of intelligence agencies in the wake of the Snowden revelations, and in the midst of debate on the groundbreaking Investigatory Powers Bill.

Read more at:"
What a terrific initiative.

Best of luck to the Scenes of Reason team and thanks to their political editor, Bobbie Mills, for alerting me to the project.