• SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament




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FRANCE, STRASBOURG (SEPTEMBER 10, 2013) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG 2. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE DEBATE IN THE HEMICYCLE 3. NEELIE KROES (EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR DIGITAL AGENDA) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): "Some have expressed serious doubts about the case of David Miranda, the partner of the guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald. In particular whether his detention, for nine hours, search and confiscation of the possessions were proportionate and justified." 4. CUTAWAY: CLAUDE MORAES LISTENING TO THE DEBATE 5. CLAUDE MORAES (S&D MEP, GB) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): "We should have article 10 of the ECHR applied to journalism, we should have media freedom, we should have a good environment in the European Union for media freedom and that is what this statement should be about, that is why we are here today, and I want to here from you a defense of media freedom." 6. CUTAWAY: CLAUDE MORAES ARRIVING AT THE INTERVIEW WITH THE JOURNALIST 7. CLAUDE MORAES (S&D MEP, GB) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): "To detain somebody like this for the maximum period under the terrorism act of 2000 was an inappropriate use of antiterrorism legislation. Now this is an issue that is controversial, some people would disagree with what I have said but there were some widespread consensus that to use a very strong antiterrorism piece of legislation to detain somebody who was to many people not a terrorist, but who may have been holding some of that information of somebody he was related to or in close proximity to, was a problem." 8. CUTAWAY: CLAUDE MORAES TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 9. CLAUDE MORAES (S&D MEP, GB) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): "I asked this question to the editor in chief of The Guardian, the newspaper to which this potential information was going to go, and the editor of the Guardian said that this incident could have a potentially chilling effect on journalism generally." 10. CUTAWAY: CLOSE UP ON CLAUDE MORAES' EYES 11. CLAUDE MORAES (S&D MEP, GB) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): "We, in the enquiry -and I am the rapporteur fort the enquiry into this mass surveillance of EU citizens data - we will be interviewing a whole set of actors and players in the run up to Christmas and then we hope to have this report voted in the plenary of January 2014." BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MAY 4, 2011) (TV COUNCIL NEWSROOM -ACCESS ALL) 12. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GIVING PERSONAL DATA ON THE INTERNET Story Late night, the European Parliament called for a Commission and Council Statement on the 9 hour detention of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, under Schedule 7 of the UK Terrorism Act 2000. Glenn Greenwald has been reporting on allegations of electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens following the leaks of Whistleblower Edward Snowden and others. The Commission and Council Statement also covered the destruction by the Guardian newspaper of hard disks of sensitive information by the security services - an issue which is also covered by the European Parliamentary Inquiry into the Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU citizens. About last night's plenary debate with the European Commission and Council, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda underlined the real doubts expressed concerning David Miranda's conditions of detention. On the European Parliament's Rapporteur on the LIBE inquiry on the Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU citizens, S&D MEP Claude Moraes said: "Anti-terrorism legislation must be used appropriately to fight terrorism - there was clear and widespread criticism that David Miranda was detained by security authorities at Heathrow airport because of his proximity to a Guardian journalist covering these issues. Our Parliament Inquiry last week cross examined the Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, who stated clearly in questioning that the detention of Mr. Miranda under these powers would have a "chilling effect" on journalism and media freedom. I have serious concerns that in the European context journalists must be protected within national law and must be protected by Article 10 of the ECHR. I will make the point that journalists must have the right to communicate the views or the information of whistleblowers while responsibly protecting the lives of those in the security services." Claude Moraes is the leader of an inquiry on PRISM, the clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining programme known to have been operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007. The European Parliament committee on civil liberties opened its inquiry last week and is expected to reach a conclusion by the end of this year.
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