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MoD serves news outlets with D notice over surveillance leaks

Posted By admin On June 18, 2013 @ 4:57 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Josh Halliday
London Guardian [1]
June 18, 2013

Defence officials issued a confidential D notice to the BBC and other media groups in an attempt to censor coverage of surveillance tactics employed by intelligence agencies in the UK and US.

Editors were asked not to publish information that may “jeopardise both national security and possibly UK personnel” in the warning issued on 7 June, a day after the Guardian first revealed details of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) secret Prism programme [2].

The D notice, which was marked “private and confidential: not for publication, broadcast or use on social media”, was made public on the Westminster gossip blog, Guido Fawkes [1]. Although only advisory for editors, the self-censorship [3] system is intended to prevent the media from making “inadvertent public disclosure of information that would compromise UK military and intelligence operations and methods”.

The warning was issued by defence officials in the UK as the BBC, ITN, Sky News and other newspapers and broadcasters around the world covered the surveillance revelations disclosed by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Full article here [1]


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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/defence-d-bbc-media-censor-surveillance-security

[2] the Guardian first revealed details of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) secret Prism programme: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/the-nsa-files

[3] censorship: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/censorship

[4] Exclusive: UK’s secret Mid-East internet surveillance base is revealed in Edward Snowden leaks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/exclusive-uks-secret-mid-east-internet-surveillance-base-is-revealed-in-edward-snowden-leaks.html

[5] U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-charges-edward-snowden-with-espionage-in-leaks-about-nsa-surveillance-programs.html

[6] Interpol issues arrest notice for Gaddafi, son Seif: http://www.prisonplanet.com/interpol-issues-arrest-notice-for-gaddafi-son-seif.html

[7] NSA surveillance: anger mounts in Congress at ‘spying on Americans’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-surveillance-anger-mounts-in-congress-at-spying-on-americans.html

[8] Underwear bomb plot: British and US intelligence rattled over leaks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/underwear-bomb-plot-british-and-us-intelligence-rattled-over-leaks.html

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