Category Archives: Journalism

One Year Ago — Spooks & The Media

“The CPJ — Committee to Protect Journalists — has demanded that the Turkish authorities release Snell.  We call on the government to end its harassment of reporters crossing the border from Syria.” Nina Ognianova– CPJ Europe and central Asia programme … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — German Bill will allow BND to Spy on Foreign Journalists

“The increasing surveillance capabilities on journalists is a clear threat to media freedom. This draft law runs counter to the very core of fundamental freedoms such as media freedom and freedom of expression.” Dunja Mijatovic  — OSCE Representative on Freedom … Continue reading

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Mexico spy on journalists, lawyers and activists using NSO Group’s Pegasus

“Once NSO’s systems are sold, governments can essentially use them however they want. NSO can say they’re trying to make the world a safer place, but they are also making the world a more surveilled place.” Bill Marczak — Senior … Continue reading

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Journalists for Hire: “How the CIA Buys the News”

““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.” Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: German … Continue reading

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When the Washington Post rewrites History

“President Ronald Reagan didn’t seek congressional approval when he bombed Libya in retaliation for a bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.” Amber Phillips — Washington Post In a piece published by the Washington Post on April 7 … Continue reading

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Germany: Why was the BND spying on Belgian journalist Arnaud Zajtman?

“It isn’t a good feeling to know that somebody was listening in when you’re dealing with highly sensitive sources.” Belgian journalist Arnaud Zajtman In September 2006, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, included Belgian journalist  Arnaud Zajtman’s two Congolese telephone numbers … Continue reading

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A Letter from Holly Sterling — (Wife of Jailed ex-CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling)

“Just like the CIA primary mission is to protect the Agency, the New York Time primary mission is to protect the Time. And so when this hit the fan — so to speak — Jeffrey was on his own.” Former CIA … Continue reading

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“Trump Dossier”: Can Intelligence officials ‘legally’ disclose classified information to members of the press?

“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace.” US President-Elect Donald Trump “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence … Continue reading

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The ‘Trump Dossier’: A Clever Fabrication?

“I think it was disgraceful – disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. I think it’s a disgrace… and that’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did … Continue reading

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Spooks & The Media

“The CPJ — Committee to Protect Journalists — has demanded that the Turkish authorities release Snell.  We call on the government to end its harassment of reporters crossing the border from Syria.” Nina Ognianova– CPJ Europe and central Asia programme … Continue reading

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