Journalist Luke Harding has remarked that the balance between open and secret intelligence is shifting, and that spying is no longer the preserve of nation states. Investigative journalists and the intelligence community both gather and provide information that influences policies, political regimes, international relations, and people’s lives, and both need to protect their sources.
- Is a new rivalry between these groups emerging, or can they find a way to collaborate?
- Will a rapid evolution in the techniques and means of gathering information produce fundamental shifts in the intelligence community and in investigative journalism?
- What are the practical implications?