The prospect of a 'national security' loophole is strongly opposed by journalists and publishers (Photo: Konstantina Maltepioti/Reporters United)


Hardline EU governments in late push to legitimise surveillance of journalists

European governments are still lobbying to legalise state spying on journalists, under a new law designed — on paper — to protect them, Investigate Europe, Disclose and Follow the Money can reveal.

Documents obtained from a European Council meeting in November show that France, Italy and Greece are among seven governments insisting on broader wording in the European M...

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