Last week, PEN Canada hosted a panel discussion on the challenges of balancing freedom of expression with national security. 

Last week, PEN Canada hosted a panel discussion on the challenges of balancing freedom of expression with national security. 

The panel, called Surveillance after Snowden, was moderated by Canadaland media critic Jesse Brown and featured Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert, Globe and Mail investigative reporter Colin Freeze and Wesley Wark, former national security adviser to the prime minister.

The panel discussed methods journalists should use, such as email encryption, to protect sources, reporting on national security and the impact of surveillance on freedom of expression. 

Listen to the audio of the event here.


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.