EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has met with US Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the NSA spy scandal. EU citizens will be better protected against espionage in the future, she told Deutsche Welle (DW).
A group of the world's leading international broadcasters declare that the dangers facing their journalists are such that it is difficult to provide accurate reporting from some parts of the world.
From January 1, 2014, Dr. Alexander Kudascheff will be editor-in-chief of Deutsche Welle. Kudascheff, who currently heads the Berlin studio, will take charge of DW's television, radio and online content.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak tells DW that the controls on intelligence agencies should probably be tightened as a consequence of the NSA affair. But he warns that citizens shouldn't be naïve about security.
Former head of central intelligence James Woolsey tells DW the US would never sign a binding no-spy pact. He also doesn't recall, but can't exclude, that phones of Chancellor Kohl were monitored during his tenure.
At talks in Washington sponsored by the Munich Security Conference, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke to DW about transatlantic relations and the wider privacy issues the NSA scandal has exposed.
Deutsche Welle Director General Peter Limbourg has announced a structural reform aimed at making the broadcaster more internationally competitive. The reform will involve staff changes.