US-Regime spying on Associated Press

Threat to the freedom of press

- von Presseticker  -

T he US Justice Department has admitted to spying on Associated Press (AP) reporters. AP condemned the sweeping phone surveillance as an invasion of privacy and a threat to the freedom of press.

War on Leaks: US govt seizes AP phone records

Up to a hundred reporters and editors at the Associated Press (AP) have been targeted, in a massive US government surveillance operation against the news service.

AP is calling the monitoring network – created by the Justice Department itself – unprecedented in size and scope, and a gross violation of privacy.

AP Surveillance: Govts taking our rights away, not Al-Qaeda

One consequence of this surveillance scandal is that whistleblowers will now think twice, before calling a news desk – that’s according to investigative journalist and historian, Tony Gosling.


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