Claas Relotius, a prize-winning journalist at one of Germany's leading news magazines, has handed back a number of awards after it was revealed he faked elements of his stories.
Claas Relotius, the winner of the German Reporter Award 2018, admitted to cheating and resigned. Der Spiegel said the incident marked a "low point in the 70-year history" of the magazine.
Richard Grenell has demanded an investigation after a journalist for a respected newsweekly in Germany was caught falsifying reports from the US. The magazine has rejected claims of anti-Americanism.
DW spoke to Ralf Nestmeyer, Vice President of the PEN center for writers in Germany, about looming dangers to freedom of expression. He discusses the state of German media and extremist slogans such as 'lying press.'
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