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Heather Rose Brooke (born 1970) is an American journalist and freedom of information campaigner. Resident since the 1990s in the UK, she is best known for her role in helping to expose the 2009 United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal, which culminated in the resignation of House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin.Brooke is Professor of Journalism at City University London's Department of Journalism. She is the author of Your Right to Know (2006), The Silent State (2010), and The Revolution Will Be Digitised (2011).
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Journal of International Affairs (Winter 2016) Vol. 70, No. 1
The Cyber Issue
Jason Healey, Rob Knake, Adam Segal, Heather Brooke, Philip N. Howard, Saiph Savage, Glenn Greenwald, Richard A. Clark, Claudia Flores-Saviaga, Herbert Lin - 2017-02-01
Explore the rapidly changing world of cyber realities in this must-read journal from a group of leading global experts. As technology advances and new norms develop, policymakers and academics struggle to keep up. This issue offers sober analysis on critical issues such as the responsibility of states and organizations and the balance between security and privacy. Against a backdrop of high-profile news stories, including concerns over election interference and global cyberattacks, The Cyber Issue challenges conventional wisdom and offers insights into the future of international relations.
Discover the power of information with this updated guide on how to uncover the secrets of government. With practical tools and new tips, you'll learn how to dig out information, utilize template letters, understand case law, and navigate business and legal systems. Get ready to exercise your right to know with this informative read.
This book explores the lack of transparency in various levels of government beyond the infamous MPs' expenses scandal. It argues that without proper access to information, democracy in Britain is incomplete. Readers will be shocked by the farcical state of transparency in government that this book reveals.
"The Revolution Will be Digitised" examines the power balance in the modern world where governments, corporations and powerful individuals have access to more information than ever before. The book delves into the importance of the internet and highlights a new generation of hackers and internet activists who are challenging the Establishment. Heather Brooke, an award-winning journalist and campaigner, explores the most pressing questions of our digital age: is there a balance between freedom and security online? Can privacy still exist? Will the internet empower individuals or result in censorship and oppression?
An award-winning British investigative reporter uncovers the inside story of digital revolution, WikiLeaks and the man behind it all: Julian Assange. With unprecedented access to Assange and key participants, she paints a unforgettable portrait of the organization that changed the world. Heather Brooke's timely account will enthrall readers of all levels.