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US News journalist organizations require information about use of spies

14:35  19 july  2021
14:35  19 july  2021 Source:   rp-online.de

Morocco: RSF calls to the King of Morocco to free the journalist Soulaimane Raissouni

 Morocco: RSF calls to the King of Morocco to free the journalist Soulaimane Raissouni © AP - Mosa'ab Elshamy protesters protest for the liberation of Journalists Omar Radi and Soulaimane Raissouni in Rabat on May 25, 2021. in Morocco, civil society, the journalists' organizations are wind up against the conviction on Friday night of a famous journalist very critical of power, Soulaimane reassunni to 5 years in prison by the Casablanca court, officially for sexual assault, a charge. always refuted.

Berlin. After the revelations about the use of the Pegasus software for spending journalists, activists and oppositional worldwide, the German journalist Association demands Enlightenment.

 Symbolbild. © Sebastian Gollnow Symbol image.

According to new reports on the use of an exhaust software against activists and reporters, German journalist associations have demanded education and countermeasures. The chairman of the German Journalist Association, Frank everywhere, spoke on Monday by a "Never Date Monitoring Scandal". Intelligence services and security authorities would have to provide information on whether the infamous software Pegasus of the Israeli company NSO was also used against German journalists.

activists report more than a hundred arrests after protests in Cuba

 activists report more than a hundred arrests after protests in Cuba In connection with the government-critical protests in Cuba, according to activists, about one hundred people have been arrested. As arrested or missing reported on Monday evening (local time) according to identical sources among other the well-known dissident José Daniel Ferrer and the journalist Camila Acosta working for a Spanish newspaper. © Yamil Location In connection with the government-critical protests in Cuba, more than a hundred people have been arrested according to activists.

The Chairman of the German Journalists and

Journalists Union (DJU), Monique Hofmann, demanded restrictions on the export of surveillance technology. "Authoritarian States use Pegasus to silence critical and opposition voices," she stressed. "Spowing software must not be delivered to states in which human rights are always violated." Only this year, the European Union has given the opportunity for such a strong regulation with the reform of the dual-use Regulation.

A journalist consortium, where the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", NDR, WDR and the "time" are involved, published research on Sunday, according to which on smartphones of journalists, human rights people, their family members and Business people have been discovered traces of attacks with Pegasus software. Pegasus used security gaps in smartphone software to obtain extensive access to data. NSO countered - as in previous allegations - the software will "sell exclusively to law enforcement and intelligence services of audited governments, with the sole aim of saving human life by preventing crime and terrorist acts".

Belarus prohibits dozens of non-governmental organizations .
Moscow. The Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko continues its course against each opposition in the country unabated. "Cleaning is in progress," he said on Thursday. © Nikolay Petrov Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, speaks during a cabinet meeting. The Belarusian authorities continue their hard action against the opposition and forbidden dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations on Friday.

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