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NICKY HAGER AND L. J. RITCHIE DISCUSS SURVEILLANCE

L. J. Ritchie and internationally esteemed investigative journalist Nicky Hager discussed public and private surveillance in the July issue of the Escalator Press newsletter.

Surveillance presented on TV rarely addresses issues of privacy. I often see this in crime dramas where the targets are presented as criminals and we are not expected to extend them empathy, and the users of surveillance tools rarely misinterpret the information or make mistakes. This reinforces a popular understanding of surveillance as a moral tool. 

-L. J. Ritchie

 

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