Have one to sell?
Shooting the Messenger (The Criminalization of Political Dissent) Paperback – 6 Apr 2018
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Ironies abound in this disturbing analysis of how western governments are clamping down on media freedoms and using dragnet surveillance to amass data on every one of us. Andrew Fowler neatly summarises, "New laws are now being shaped, both in the US and elsewhere, to make illegal that which had been normal journalistic practice; to make legal the activities of intelligence agencies which had previously been outlawed" Perhaps the biggest irony is the role played by right-wing elements of the media who endorse these draconian invasions of privacy and restrictions on freedom of expression in the name of national security. Fowler convincingly argues that journalism that speaks truth to power and democracy itself could be imperilled if we allow our governments free rein to stifle signs of dissent.
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, June 2018
About the Author
Andrew Fowler is an award-winning investigative journalist and a former reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Foreign Correspondent and its premier investigative TV documentary programme, Four Corners. Andrew began his journalism career in the early 1970s, covering the IRA bombing campaign for the London Evening News. He first interviewed Julian Assange for Foreign Correspondent in early 2010 and went on to write the bestselling book, The Most Dangerous Man in the World (Melbourne University Press, 2011) which has been translated and published in countries as diverse as China, South Korea, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Romania and Taiwan.
Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
20 May 2018
This is certainly the most important book I have read over the past year, and by far the most insightful account of the modern media in an era of widespread misinformation and so-called 'fake news'. The book provides a fascinating account of how governments, corporations and national security agencies interfere with journalism and the news media, from Duncan Campbell's revelations about the existence of GCHQ in the 1970s to Edward Snowden's more recent revelations in 2013 about NSA global mass surveillance. The book clearly shows the many ways in which the good quality journalism that is so necessary for a vibrant fourth estate is continuously undermined by national intelligence agencies and government. The book provides an excellent overview of new forms of journalism that are emerging based upon the role whistleblowers and citizen journalists who hold power to account, which is grounded in interviews with those directly involved. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Amazon.com: 1 reviews
The author Daniel Silva may deliver a saga of 21 books (so far) of Gabriel Allon's fictitious counter terrorism exploits mirroring current events but "Shooting The Messenger" tells it like it is as it happens in real life
20 July 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
It only took reading the first two chapters of "Shooting The Messenger" to realize what an illuminating book I held in my hands. The intense research and detail that Andrew Fowler presented was enlightening and exceptional truly on par with his previous books. The author Daniel Silva may deliver a saga of 21 books (so far) of Gabriel Allon's fictitious counter terrorism exploits mirroring current events but "Shooting The Messenger" tells it like it is as it happens in real life. I recommend this book as a wake-up call and must read for any concerned global citizen !!