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German spies target Daily News

by Alice Dube
25 Feb 2017 at 05:15hrs | Views
Independent newspaper,  the  Daily News was spied on by the Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), can report.

According to a report by Germany's leading publication SPIEGEL, Daily News was under the watchful eye of the spy agency before it was shut down by President Robert Mugabe's regime.

 The publication said countless international journalists and publications including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),Reuters and the New York Times were also spied on.

It said the spy agency tapped into the phones of correspondents and also targeted telephone and fax numbers.

"The German spies also conducted surveillance on the independent Zimbabwean newspaper Daily News before dictator Robert Mugabe banned it for seven years in 2003" reads part of the report seen by

 It was not immediately  clear as to why the Daily News was targeted by a foreign spy agency.

Added the report, "Other numbers on the list belonged to news agencies from Kuwait, Lebanon and India in addition to journalist associations in Nepal and Indonesia".

Source - Byo24News