Did U.s. Give New Zealand Info About Reporter's Contacts?

0
0

aising new concerns about the collection of metadata concerning contacts between reporters and their sources, the McClatchy newspaper chain on Tuesday asked the Obama administration to explain New Zealand news reports that U.S. intelligence agencies tracked the phone records of a New Zealand journalist who reported on possible war crimes committed by New Zealand special ops forces while handling Afghan detainees. The McClatchy letter said that the reports were particularly alarming given the fact that the New Zealand military was unhappy with journalist Jon Stephenson's reporting and may have sought to identify his sources. If the reports are accurate, the McClatchy letter said, the U.S. Government's facilitation of such retaliatory monitoring of a reporter would be a serious breach of both the constitutional protection of newsgathering and the statutory limits imposed on the collection and use of communications information by intelligence agencies. The report first appeared in the Sunday Star Times of Auckland, which said that the New Zealand military also obtained from U.S. intelligence sources cellular phone metadata from Stephenson's associates and that the information provided a tree of links between Stephenson and his contacts. Meanwhile, in a commentary on the conviction of Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, Dan Gillmor, a columnist for Britain's Guardian newspaper, commented, The Obama administration's war on leaks and, by extension, the work of investigative reporters who dare to challenge the most secretive government in our lifetimes, has been unrelenting. ... We are, more and more, a society where unaccountable people can commit unspeakable acts with impunity. They are creating a surveillance state that makes not just dissent, but knowledge itself, more and more dangerous.



Contactmusic
0
0
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Jennifer Aniston Helps Prank An Awkward Interviewer

Jennifer Aniston teamed up with British radio host Scott Mills to play a prank...

Jennifer Aniston Helps Prank An Awkward Interviewer

Anna Kendrick Wonders How She Snuck Into The Cast Of Into The Woods

Disney’s latest musical, Into the Woods, is getting a lot of attention as its...

Anna Kendrick Wonders How She Snuck Into The Cast Of Into The Woods

Despite Their Stylish Looks, One Direction Insist They're Not High Maintenance

One Direction are, quite simply, the best Artist of the Year. While this fact...

One Direction - Despite Their Stylish Looks, One Direction Insist They're Not High Maintenance

Shia LaBeouf In Most Awkward Interview Ever?

We’ve all seen our fair share of awkward celebrity interviews, but few could be as extreme as actor / performance...

Shia LaBeouf In Most Awkward Interview Ever?

Bombay Bicycle Club Criticise U2 For Being "Disconnected From Young People"

Jack Steadman, the lead singer of British indie stars Bombay Bicycle Club...

Bombay Bicycle Club Criticise U2 For Being

Fox Pulls 'Red Band Society' Mid-Season

In news which will exacerbate what has been a pretty disastrous fall for new TV shows across all networks...

Fox Pulls 'Red Band Society' Mid-Season

Melissa Rivers Posts Touching Picture Of Her Mother On Thanksgiving

Joan Rivers’ daughter has marked the first Thanksgiving she’s spending without...

Melissa Rivers Posts Touching Picture Of Her Mother On Thanksgiving

Home - Trailer

Directed by Tim Johnson ('Antz', 'Over The Hedge'), 'Home' is an adaptation of the 2007 science fiction Adam Rex novel...

Home Trailer

Is 'The Imitation Game' Worthy of Its Oscars Talk?

Though the bookmakers are unwilling to ease the odds on Boyhood to win Best Picture at the...

Is 'The Imitation Game' Worthy of Its Oscars Talk?
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All