‘Green light’ for police surveillance of journalists and photographers

The Home Secretary has appeared to give the ‘green light’ to police officers to monitor and even restrict journalists and photographers covering public events. In a letter to the National Union of Journalists, Jacqui Smith says the Home Office produces no guidance on photography in public places. But she adds that “…decisions may be made […]

Can Truth Retain Its Independence?

Paul Craig Roberts wrote the Kemp-Roth bill and was assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was associate editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and contributing editor of National Review. He is author or co-author of eight books, including The Supply-Side Revolution (Harvard University Press). He has held numerous academic […]

Telekom Accused of Tracking Journalists’ Mobile Phone Signals

Still think Germany or the world for that matter has a free press. The allegations against German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom just keep on coming. SPIEGEL has information that Telekom tracked journalists’ movements using mobile phone data. And the company may have hired ex-Stasi spies to help. <!– OAS_RICH(‘Middle2′); // –> DPA Allegations continue to […]