Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Media: Dutch government spying on media

KUNA newsagency reports, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has called on the Dutch government to come clean over the extent of surveillance on media in the country.

EFJ was responding after civil servants in the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs were forced to admit that they had been hacking into the computer of the GPD news agency and secretly monitoring work prepared by journalists.

The surveillance came to light after officials from the ministry complained to the agency about the contents of a story that had not yet been published.