Roy Greenslade / CPJ Guest Blogger
Roy Greenslade is Professor of Journalism at City, University of London, and writes about the media for The Guardian.
UK’s proposed Espionage Act will treat journalists like spies
Journalists in Britain are becoming increasingly alarmed by the government’s apparent determination to prevent them from fulfilling their mission to hold power to account. The latest manifestation of this assault on civil liberties is the so-called Espionage Act. If passed by parliament, it could lead to journalists who obtain leaked information, along with the whistle…