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German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom

By paulinea
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NewsAs the German Bundestag passed the federal government's draft to reform the Federal Intelligence Service Act (or BND Act), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) considers the new hurdles that the law creates regarding the surveillance of journalists and their sources within the framework of Foreign-Foreign Communications Intelligence by the BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency, to be inadequate.The need for special protection of communications between media professionals and their sources has now been recognized by law for the first time.


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