Edward Snowden said that Britain's spies have "some of the most extensive surveillance powers in the world," and those powers are about to be dramatically expanded if the Snoopers Charter passes Parliament.
A team of four young journalists have begun work on a promising-looking documentary called "The Haystack," and they're looking for funding to finish it and make it part of the vital debate over surveillance, privacy and the law in the UK. They're looking for £12,000. I just kicked in some of that.
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.
[Scenes of Reason/Byline]
Excellent editing chops by Austin-based video post-production house Cut to Black.
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