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 government has sued a newspaper alliance for publishing confidential documents. One paper's editorial team was accused of copyright infringement. Arne Semsrott calls it an "infringement of free expression."
The Bundestag has heard evidence from the German chancellor about spying on allies by both American and German intelligence services. Despite hours of questioning, no evidence of serious wrongdoing emerged.
Middle-distance runner Yulia Stepanova has received a German award for her part in uncovering state-sponsored doping in Russia. The Russian whistleblower now resides in the United States.
The decision by Germany's Federal Court of Justice in favor of parliamentary minority rights - specifically in the Edward Snowden whistleblower case - is a good, solid verdict, writes Marcel Fürstenau.
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