The Spy Cables: Decoded – Episode one

The Spy Cables captured headlines the world over – and was described as massive and unprecedented in newspapers as far afield as China as South America.

Evidence that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu misled the United Nations lead news in a number of countries.

The CIA’s desire to talk to Hamas; snooping on the head of Greenpeace; a plot to kill the head of the African Union; all grabbed global attention.

In the first of two programmes, we assess the impact of Al Jazeera’s release of hundreds of classified documents – ranging from confidential to top secret – the widest-ranging leak of intelligence papers ever.

Presenter: David Foster


David Maynier , in Cape Town – Member of South African Parliament and opposition Deputy Minister of State Security.

Justice Malala , in Johannesburg – political analyst

Ferial Haffajee , on set – the editor of the South African weekly newspaper, The City Press

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