German Gov't Stresses Press Freedom Amid Treason Probe - ABC News

posted on 03 Aug 2015 19:43 by shrillfascism7469
He told ZDF television that "we value and shield it in every little thing we do as a government.".

Chief government district attorney Harald Array has said the probe will be "stopped briefly" pending an experienced point of view on whether the electrical outlet disclosed state secrets.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, said he invited that choice "since the perception has arisen that the problem of press liberty was not handled suitably.".

Website said Thursday it had actually been alerted of the probe versus two journalists and an unidentified resource over two reports exposing the domestic spy agency's strategies to expand surveillance of on the internet communication.

A top German official is pressuring the federal government's commitment to safeguarding press liberty following federal district attorneys' much-criticized decision to open a treason investigation versus two reporters.