New book on journalism, secrecy and surveillance

As a result of the first Monash journalism research round table in 2014 myself and co-editor Denis Muller, Centre for Advancing Journalism Melbourne University, signed a book contract with Anthem Press just before Christmas 2015. The working name for the  book is ‘In the name of security – secrecy, surveillance and journalism’. It is an interdisciplinary and international project that will investigate and assess the impact on investigative journalism of the increased secrecy and surveillance since the US September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

This is as cross societal and global phenomenon. Scholars from politics, law, sociology and journalism/media will contribute to the book. The main comparisons will be made between the so called ‘five eyes’ intelligence sharing countries (US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand). One chapter will cover Brazil, India and South Africa and one chapter is devoted to a handful of European countries. The full first draft deadline is December 1, 2016.