Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (January 20 1960 – January 13 2017)

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.”

“No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about my book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte — German Journalist and Whistleblower

“On May 15, 2017 Next Revelation Press — an imprint of US-Canadian-based publisher Tayen Lane — released the English version of Bought Journalists, under the title, Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News. The English translation (…) appears to have been suppressed throughout North America and Europe.”

James F Tracy

“Authentic journalism is telling people something that the government doesn’t want them to know.”

Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004)

January 13 2019 — In 2014, German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, former director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and author of the book “Gekaufte Journalisten”  (Journalists for Hire), denounced European media who write lies under pressure from the CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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Udo Ulfkotte (January 20 1960 – January 13 2017) was a German journalist and political scientist. He was an assistant editor for a German main daily newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for several years until 2003. Ulfkotte died from a heart attack on  January 13 2017 at the age of 56.

Ulfkotte studied jurisprudence and politics in Freiburg and London. Between 1986 and 1998 Ulfkotte lived predominantly in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.

Ulfkotte was on the staff of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from 1999 to 2003. He won the civic prize of the Annette Barthelt Foundation in 2003.

Ulfkotte published a magazine called Whistleblower, reporting on topics not covered by the German media.

Ulfkotte became a vocal critic of Western policy. In 2014, Ulfkotte published the book Gekaufte Journalisten (“Journalists for Hire”), in which he stated that the CIA and other secret services pay money to journalists to report stories in a certain light.

According to Ulfkotte, the CIA and German intelligence (BND) bribe journalists in Germany to write pro-NATO propaganda articles, and it is well understood that people may lose their media job if they fail to comply with the pro-Western agenda.

The English translation of the book was due to be published under the title Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News in May 2017.

About the book

Dr Udo Ulfkotte has first hand knowledge of how the CIA and German Intelligence (BND) bribe journalists to write articles free of truth, facts, and with a decidedly pro-Western, pro-NATO bent or, in other words, propaganda.

In his bestselling book “Gekaufte Journalisten”, Dr Ulfkotte explains in great detail the workings of the US and NATO’s propaganda campaign and how a lack of compliance with it, on the part of a journalist, can cost a career.

Dr Ulfkotte also provides a wealth of names! “Journalist for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News” is the English translation of Dr Ulfkotte’s bestselling book.

English Translation of Udo Ulfkotte’s “Bought Journalists” Suppressed?

According to James F Tracy, The English translation of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte’s best-selling book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalists) appears to have been suppressed throughout North America and Europe.

On May 15, 2017 Next Revelation Press, an imprint of US-Canadian-based publisher Tayen Lane, released the English version of Bought Journalists, under the title, Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News.

Tayen Lane has since removed any reference to the title from its website. Correspondingly Amazon.com indicates the title is “currently unavailable,” with opportunities to purchase from independent sellers offering used copies for no less than $1309.09.

The book’s subject matter and unexplained disappearance from the marketplace suggest how powerful forces are seeking to prevent its circulation.

Gekaufte Journalisten was almost completely ignored by mainstream German news media following its release in 2014.

“No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book,” Ulfkotte observed. “Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

Interview — German journalist Udo Ulfkotte denounced European media (2014)

 

REFERENCES

Udo Ulfkotte — Wikipedia

Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News — amazon

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Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News

Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (20 January 1960 – 13 January 2017)

Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (January 20 1960 – January 13 2017)

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