A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency chief is to be replaced prematurely, according to German media. The 63-year-old Gerhard Schindler has faced parliamentary grillings over his handling of the NSA affair.
Serious abuses often come to light only as a result of information from insiders. Although their leads are so important, whistleblowers are often persecuted and punished, and are in need of greater protection.
The tenth annual Re:publica conference opens in Berlin today (2.5.2016) with nearly 850 guest speakers covering media, technology and digital lifestyle topics filling the packed agenda.
The discovery of tax avoidance practices among multinational corporations in Luxembourg led to an EU-wide scandal in 2014. Now, whistleblower Antoine Deltour and two accomplices are on trial.
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