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Your Call: Democracy vs national security

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A banner seen during the March Against Violence and Extremism held in Tunis on January 28th, 2012

On the June 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of "the USA Freedom Act" limiting the NSA's domestic surveillance powers, and the new declassified interviews with a former Guantanamo Bay detainee detailing torture. We’ll also discuss Tunisian women's efforts to seek justice for decades of police violence and rape. We will be joined by investigative journalist Mark Danner and NY Time’s Carlotta Gall. Join us on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Carlotta Gall, Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times correspondent, and author of The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Mark Danner, veteran journalist, professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley, and author of " Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War"

Web Resources:

Mark Danner: State of Siege: Their Torture, and Ours

NY Times: Women in Tunisia Tell of Decades of Police Cruelty, Violence and Rape

BoingBoing: Congress passes USA Freedom Act, the NSA 'reform' bill. What does it mean for your privacy?

NY Times: Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

Propublica: New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying

Middle East Eye: Tunisian journalists face intimidation and low wages

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