Miranda Warning

A transit lounge in Heathrow is a dangerous place to be.

Miranda was held for nine hours. GCHQ thought they could destroy the leaks by destroying hard drives. I'm not sure which is more scary.

Ok, no I'm not, being held for nine hours is more scary. And yes, his name really is Miranda, which Americans will find ironic. And no, this isn't really funny. Journalism is under attack in the UK and the US, and we could all suffer the consequences.


David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face
As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge – and the Guardian offices – have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing

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One thought on “Miranda Warning

  1. Oddly, I have travelled through Heathrow dozens of times and have never been stopped by the police. Perhaps it is because I am not a journalist. Then again, a lot of the journalists I know jet about a lot more than I do and they never seem to have any problems either. Perhaps the discriminating factor has something to do with whether or not one are carrying thousands of misappropriated intelligence documents that pose a risk to the safety of British intelligence staff?

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