Tag Archives: De Telegraaf

Press Gazette: Dutch court says tapping of journalist’s phone was illegal

Jolande van der Graaf, a De Telegraaf journalist, who had her phone tapped by Holland’s secret service after report using leaked government information, won her case last week.

A Dutch court ruled that the tapping of both van der Graafe and her editor-in-chief’s phones was unlawful.

AIVD, the country’s secret service, is expected to appeal the decision, which provides an interesting contrast to the recently reported ‘phone hacking’ activities of the News of the World.

Full post at this link…

NISnews.nl: Dutch newspaper suing state for phone-tapping journalists

NIS News reports the other phone tapping story of the week (this one’s about Dutch journalists having their phones tapped…)

“De Telegraaf says four of its journalists including chief editor Sjuul Paradijs have been phone-tapped by the AIVD secret service. The newspaper, the biggest in the Netherlands, is now taking the State to court with the support of the entire press sector.

“According to De Telegraaf, its journalists Jolande van der Graaf and Hans Kuitert have for months been phone-tapped, followed and observed. The telephones of chief editor Sjuul Paradijs and deputy chief editor Joost de Haas have also been tapped.”

Full story at this link…

(via EJC)

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