“Daß die Pressefreiheit in Großbritannien nirgendwo rechtlich verbrieft ist, rächt sich jetzt.”

“The fact that freedom of the press is not guaranteed by law anywhere in Great Britain is now taking its revenge,” was a German reporter’s comment on a hearing held to determine whether the Guardian’s reporting on Snowden trove documents had put Britons in danger.

ARD tagesschau.de correspondent Annette Dittert went on to say, “In no other democratic country would such a campaign against a well-respected newspaper even be conceivable, and especially not a campaign ordered by that country’s government.” She said at the hearing Mr. Rusbridger “broke a lance” for freedom of the press, using good arguments and pretending to be unaffected by the enormous political pressure. Süddeutsche.de called him a stiller Stern, a quiet star.

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