2014 | 04 | 29
Out of the Dark: freedom of the press following the NSA revelations
In the USA, state prosecutions of investigative journalists and their sources by the security services have reached a new level. The British The Guardian newspaper, following the publishing of secret documents by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was put under massive pressure by the government in London and ordered to destroy or hand-over all Snowden-related materials.
What does the NSA scandal and the treatment of journalist and their informants by governments tell us about the state of press freedom today? SPIEGEL ONLINE-Editor Ole Reißmann talks to Jacob Appelbaum, Freelance Journalist at DER SPIEGEL, on criminal activities by the intelligence and security services.
Ole Reißmann: @oler
Jacob Appelbaum: @ioerror