Polish secret services spied on Journalists in 2015


A picture made available on 20 June 2014 shows Journalists of 'Wprost' weekly as they chat after the prosecutors and officers of the Internal Security Agency (ABW) attempted to seize evidence in 'Wprost' editorial offices in Warsaw, Poland, 18 June 2014. Editor-in-chief of 'Wprost' magazine Sylwester Latkowski refused to hand over his computer and other materials demanded by the prosecutors. On 14 June, 'Wprost' published on their website recordings and transcripts of the private conversation between Polish minister of internal affairs Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz and the governor of the Polish Central Bank (NBP) Marek Belka.

Polish secret services spied on Journalists in 2015

From 2014 and well into 2015 Polish secret services monitored journalists covering the country’s biggest post-1989 political scandal.

The “tape scandal” refers to a wiretapping scandal revealed by Wprostdropped magazine in June 2014. The scandal was largely responsible for bringing down the Civic Platform administration, following seven years of uninterrupted rule. Apparently, the secret police recorded conversations between top government officials in which they discussed controversial polit...

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