Monday, June 22, 2009

Minister of Interior: Journalists Should not Have Access to State Secrets

Minister of the Interior Guusje ter Horst (Labor) has said that journalists must understand that they are not allowed to have access to state secrets. If such information is offered to them, they should refuse it or inform the police. She was reacting to the journalists’ anger about a search at the home of Jolande van der Graaf of the Telegraaf daily. Van der Graaf is suspected of having published state secrets concerning the role of the intelligence service AIVD in the runup to the Iraq war. She also recently published information about the security measures taken for the visit of the Dalai Lama.

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