Below the fold is today’s World at One audio interview with the Guardian’s editor Alan Rushbridger.
Here’s a snippet –
Kearny: “You also describe how this all ended up with officials coming into the Guardian offices to destroy computers there?”
Rushbridger: “Well in fact, we, we destroyed them but it was rather bizarre situation in which I explained to them that there were other copies and as with Wikileaks, we weren’t working in London alone so destroying a copy in London seemed to me a slightly pointless task that didn’t take account of the way digital information works these days. But given there were other copies and we could work out of America which has better laws to protect journalists, I saw no reason not to destroy this material ourselves rather than hand it back to the government.”