Our Statement:

"The investigation against Netzpolitik.org for treason and their unknown sources is an attack against the free press. Charges of treason against journalists performing their essential work is a violation of the fifth article of the German constitution. We demand an end to the investigation into Netzpolitik.org and their unknown sources."

"Die Ermittlungen gegen die Redaktion Netzpolitik.org und ihrer unbekannten Quellen wegen Landesverrats sind ein Angriff auf die Pressefreiheit. Klagen wegen Landesverrats gegen Journalisten, die lediglich ihrer für die Demokratie unverzichtbaren Arbeit nachgehen, stellen eine Verletzung von Artikel 5 Grundgesetz dar. Wir fordern die sofortige Einstellung der Ermittlungen gegen die Redakteure von Netzpolitik.org und ihrer Quellen."

"Les charges contre Netzpolitik.org et leur source inconnue pour trahison sont une attaque contre la liberté de la presse. La poursuite pour trahison des journalistes qui effectuent un travail essentiel pour la démocratie est une violation du cinquième article de la constitution allemande. Nous demandons l'arrêt des poursites contre les journalistes de Netzpolitik.org et leurs sources."

"La investigación en contra de Netzpolitik.org y su fuente por traición es un ataque a la libertad de la prensa. Acusaciones de traición a la patria hechas contra periodistas quienes estan realizando su labor esencial es una violacion del quinto artículo de la Constitución alemana. Exigimos que se detenga la investigación en contra de Netzpolitik.org y su fuente desconocida."

"L'indagine per tradimento contro Netzpolitik.org e le sue fonti è un attacco contro la stampa libera. Le accuse di tradimento contro giornalisti che svolgono il loro lavoro essenziale sono una violazione dell'articolo 5 della Costituzione tedesca. Chiediamo la fine dell'indagine contro Netzpolitik.org e le sue fonti"

“Netzpolitik.org’a ve anonim kaynaklarına karşı başlatılan vatan hainliği soruşturması, özgür basına bir saldırıdır. İşlerini yaptıkları için gazetecilere vatan hainliği suçlamasında bulunmak, Almanya Anayasası’nın 5. maddesinin açık bir şekilde ihlal edilmesidir. Netzpolitik.org ve anonim kaynakları hakkında başlatılan soruşturmanın hemen sonlandırılmasını talep ediyoruz.”

La investigació per traïció en contra de Netzpolitik.org i la seva font és un atac a la llibertat de la premsa. Les acusacions de traïció a la pàtria fetes contra periodistes que fan la seva tasca essencial és una violació del cinquè article de la Constitució alemanya. Exigim que s'aturi la investigació en contra de Netzpolitik.org i la seva font desconeguda.


Contact us: reason@netzpolitik.us

Signatures:

Mahsa Alimardani
University of Amsterdam/Global Voices

Pierre Alonso
journalist, Libération

Sebastian Anthony
editor, Ars Technica UK

Jacob Appelbaum
independent investigative journalist

Jürgen Asbeck
KOMPASS

Julian Assange
editor-in-chief, WikiLeaks

Jennifer Baker
founder, Revolution News

Jennifer Baker (Brusselsgeek)
EU correspondent, The Register

Diani Barreto
Courage Foundation

Mari Bastashevski
investigative researcher, journalist, artist

Carlos Enrique Bayo
editor-in-chief, PÚBLICO, Madrid, Spain

Sven Becker
journalist

Jürgen Berger
independent journalist

Patrick Beuth
journalist, Zeit Online

Ellery Roberts Biddle
on behalf of Global Voices Advox

Florian Blaschke
blogger and managing editor, t3n.de

Eva Blum-Dumontet
Privacy International

Anne Bohlmann
freelance journalist

Detlef Borchers
freelance journalist, Heise

Stefan Buchen
journalist, NDR

Silke Burmester
journalist

Jan Böhmermann
late night TV host

Wolfgang Büchner
managing director Blick-Group, Switzerland / former editor of DER SPIEGEL, Germany

Shawn Carrié
News & Politics editor, medium

David Carzon
deputy editor, Libération

Marina Catucci
journalist, Il Manifesto

Robin Celikates
associate professor of philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Graham Cluley
computer security and privacy columnist, grahamcluley.com

Gabriella Coleman
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, McGill University

Josef Ohlsson Collentine
journalist, Pirate Times

Tommy Collison
opinion editor, Washington Square News

Ron Deibert
director, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Valie Djordjevic
publisher and editor of iRights.info

Daniel Drepper
senior reporter, CORRECT!V

Joshua Eaton
independent journalist

Matthias Eberl
multimedia journalist, Rufposten

Helke Ellersiek
NRW-Korrespondentin, taz.die tageszeitung

Carolin Emcke
journalist

Monika Ermert
freelance journalist

Anriette Esterhuysen
executive director, Association for Progressive Communications

Cyrus Farivar
senior business editor, Ars Technica

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
journalist, Motherboard, VICE Media

Carola Frediani
journalist, Italy

Erin Gallagher
Revolution News

Johannes Gernert
journalist, TAZ

Aaron Gibson
freelance journalist and researcher

Dan Gillmor
author and teacher

John Goetz
investigative journalist, NDR/Süddeutsche Zeitung

Gabriel González Zorrilla
Deutsche Welle

Yael Grauer
freelance journalist

Glenn Greenwald
investigative journalist, The Intercept

Markus Grill
chief editor, CORRECT!V

Christian Grothoff
freelance journalist, The Intercept

Claudio Guarnieri
independent investigative journalist

Amaelle Guiton
journalist, Libération

Marie Gutbub
independent journalist

Nicky Hager
investigative journalist, New Zealand

Jessica Hannan
freelancer

Sarah Harrison
investigations editor, WikiLeaks

Martin Holland
editor heise online/c't

Max Hoppenstedt
editor in chief, Vice Motherboard, Germany

Bethany Horne
journalist, Newsweek Magazine

Ulrich Hottelet
freelance journalist

Jérôme Hourdeaux
journalist, Mediapart

Johan Hufnagel
chief editor, Libération

Dr. Christian Humborg
CEO, CORRECT!V

Jörg Hunke
journalist

Mustafa İşitmez
columnist , jiyan.org

Eric Jarosinski
editor, Nein.Quarterly

Jeff Jarvis
professor, City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism

Cédric Jeanneret
EthACK

Simon Jockers
data journalist, CORRECT!V

Jörn Kabisch
journalist, Redaktion taz. am wochenende

Martin Kaul
journalist, TAZ

Nicolas Kayser-Bril
co-founder of Journalism++

Matt Kennard
Bertha fellow at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, London

Dmytri Kleiner
Telekommunisten

Peter Kofod
freelance journalist, boardmember Veron.dk, Denmark

Joshua Kopstein
independent journalist, Al Jazeera America / contributor, Motherboard / VICE

Till Kreutzer
publisher and editor of iRights.info

Jürgen Kuri
stellv. Chefredakteur, heise online/c't

Damien Leloup
journalist, Le Monde

Aleks Lessmann
Bundespressesprecher, Neue Liberale

Daniel Luecking
online-journalist, Whistleblower-Network

Gavin MacFadyen
director for Center of Investigative Journalism and professor at Goldsmiths University of London

Rebecca MacKinnon
journalist

Tanja Malle
ORF Radio Ö1

Dani Marinova
researcher, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Alexander J. Martin
The Register

Uwe H. Martin
photojournalist, Bombay Flying Club

Kerstin Mattys
freelance journalist

Stefania Maurizi
investigative journalist, l'ESPRESSO, Rome, Italy

Declan McCullagh
co-founder & CEO, Recent Media Inc

Derek Mead
editor, Motherboard (VICE Media)

Johannes Merkert
Heise c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik

Moritz Metz
reporter, Breitband, Deutschlandradio Kultur

Katharina Meyer
Wired Germany

Henrik Moltke
independent investigative journalist

Glyn Moody
journalist

Andy Mueller-Maguhn
freelance journalist

Erich Möchel
investigative journalist, ORF, Austria

Kevin O'Gorman
The Globe and Mail

Frederik Obermaier
investigative Journalist, Germany

Philipp Otto
publisher and editor of iRights.info

David Pachali
publisher and editor of iRights.info

Trevor Paglen
freelance journalist and artist, America

Michael Pereira
interactive editor, The Globe and Mail, Canada

Christian Persson
co-publisher of c't magazine and Heise online

Angela Phillips
professor Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London

Edwy Plenel
president, Mediapart

Laura Poitras
investigative journalist, The Intercept

J.M. Porup
freelance journalist

Tim Pritlove
metaebene

Jeremias Radke
journalist, Heise, Mac & i

Jan Raehm
freelance journalist

Andreas Rasmussen
danish freelance journalist

Jonas Rest
editor, Berliner Zeitung

Georg Restle
redaktionsleiter, ARD Monitor

Frederik Richter
reporter, CORRECT!V

Jay Rosen
professor of journalism, New York University

Christa Roth
freelance journalist

Leif Ryge
independent investigative journalist

Ahmet A. Sabancı
journalist/writer, co-editor-in-chief and Co-Spokesperson of Jiyan.org

Jonathan Sachse
reporter, CORRECT!V

Philip Di Salvo
researcher and journalist

Don Sambandaraksa
Southeast Asia Correspondent, TelecomAsia

Eric Scherer
director of future media, France Télévisions

Kai Schlieter
Reportage & Recherche, TAZ

Christian Schlüter
journalist, Berliner Zeitung

Marie Schmidt
journalist, Die Zeit

Bruce Schneier
security technologist and author

David Schraven
publisher, CORRECTIV

Daniel Schulz
Redaktion taz.am wochenende

Christiane Schulzki-Haddouti
independent journalist and researcher

Merlin Schumacher
editor in chief, for Zebrabutter

Clay Shirky
associate professor, NYU

Teresa Sickert
author and radio host

Christian Simon
editor, Social Media Watchblog

Claudia Simon
kultur propaganda, Berlin - www.kultur-propaganda.de

Mario Sixtus
Elektrischer Reporter

Michael Sontheimer
journalist, DER SPIEGEL

Efe Kerem Sozeri
journalist, Jiyan.org

Matthias Spielkamp
iRights.info, board member of Reporters without Borders Germany, member of the advisory council of the Whistleblower Netzwerk

Volker Steinhoff
Redaktionsleiter ARD Panorama

Andrea Steinsträter
journalist and editor at the news team of the WDR Television

Catherine Stupp
freelance journalist

Batur Talu
media consultant, Istanbul

Trevor Timm
co-founder and executive director, Freedom of the Press Foundation

Dimitri Tokmetzis
journalist, De Correspondent

Ilija Trojanow
journalist

Albrecht Ude
journalist

Martin Untersinger
journalist, Le Monde

Nadja Vancauwenberghe
editor-in-chief, EXBERLINER

Andreas Weck
blogger and editor, t3n.de

Jochen Wegner
editor-in-chief, ZEIT ONLINE

Stefan Wehrmeyer
data journalist, CORRECTIV

Rob Wijnberg
founder, editor-in-cheif, De Correspondent

Jeroen Wollaars
correspondent for Germany and Central Europe, Dutch public broadcaster NOS

Krystian Woznicki
berlinergazette.de

Maria Xynou
researcher, Tactical Tech

John Young
Cryptome

Juli Zeh
author

Christoph Zeiher
independent journalist