Spiegel reported the surveillance of the German secret service for foreign journalists
German intelligence services have been spying on journalists for international publications in different countries. In their field of view was including members of the British and American Newspapers.
According to Spiegel, a publication there is data which suggests that the German intelligence service BND since 1999 have tracked at least 50 phone numbers, email addresses, and Fax numbers used by the staff of the international editions.
Among the objects of surveillance were members of the “bi-Bi-si” in Afghanistan and London, employees of the New York Times in Afghanistan, as well as reporters and editors of Reuters in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Officially, the BND refused to comment on the Spiegel data.
Dissatisfaction with the actions of the German intelligence service already stated by the organization “reporters without borders”, calling it “an outrageous attack on freedom of speech.”
In may 2015, the German government stated that the BND has reduced the transmission of data on the Internet-intercept the national security Agency of the United States. The reason was the emergence of information that the surveillance was including Airbus and the French President.
Then the head of the intelligence service Gerhard Schindler told the Committee of the Bundestag that the BND is technically cannot recover information about what data was transferred to the NSA from 2004 as in this respect were not carried out any accounting.