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US systematically spies on media, jounalists: Analyst

US demonstrators gather to protest National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. (File photo)

Press TV has interviewed Alfred Lambremont Webre, a peace activist and international lawyer in Vancouver, to discuss the US government’s spying activities on news agencies and investigative journalists.

The political activist maintains that the US’s double agents have been infiltrating and penetrating into news agencies and media outlets for decades. He adds that certain intelligence agencies have escalated their surveillance activities against media outlets and independent researchers in recent years.

Webre says Washington has been systemically collecting media phone call data, emails or online communication of several journalists, especially those who give coverage to national security or foreign policy issues.

He strongly criticizes the US administration for violating freedom of the press by engaging in such activities.



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