Spies, Spin and the Fourth Estate: British Intelligence and the Media

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A former national security correspondent's groundbreaking account of the turbulent relationship between British Intelligence and the media Combining his expertise as a national security correspondent and research academic, Paul Lashmar reveals how and why the UK media became more critical in its reporting of the Secret State. He explores a series of major case studies including Snowden, WikiLeaks, Spycatcher, rendition and torture, and MI5's vetting of the BBC - most of which he reported on as they happened. Lashmar discusses the issues that news coverage raises for democracy and gives you a deeper understanding of how intelligence and the media function, interact and fit into structures of power and knowledge.


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Manufacturer/Publisher: Edinburgh Univesrity Press
Binding: Paperback
Author: Paul Lashmar

SKU: 9781474443081