Media condemn Germany for spying on journalists
(Vatican Radio) Press rights watchdogs and international media including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) network have condemned revelations that Germany’s foreign intelligence service has been spying on foreign journalists. The scandal comes amid wider concerns over recently adopted legislation in Germany that allows direct espionage operations on foreign nationals and European Union institutions.
Listen to the report by Stefan Bos:
Germany’s respected Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday that German spy agency BND monitored at least 50 telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of journalists and editorial offices across the globe.
The surveillance, which began in 1999, allegedly targed media orgabizations