DECLASSIFIED: How the UK Security Services neutralised the country’s leading liberal newspaper

DECLASSIFIED: How the UK Security Services neutralised the country’s leading liberal newspaper By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis @markcurtis30 @DCKennard

11.9.2019

DECLASSIFIED: How the UK Security Services neutralised the country’s leading liberal newspaper By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis markcurtis30 DCKennard

The Guardian, Britain’s leading liberal newspaper with a global reputation for independent and critical journalism, has been successfully targeted by security agencies to neutralise its adversarial reporting of the ‘security state’, according to newly released documents and evidence from former and current Guardian journalists.

Four months after the MI5 interview, in March 2017, the Guardian

Head of MI6, (the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom) Alexander Younger wait for a visit of Britain’s Elizabeth II outside Watergate House to mark the centenary the United Kingdom’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber Agency (GCHQ) in London, Britain, 14 February 2019. PA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

“Met police examine Vladimir Putin’s role in Salisbury attack”.

Johnson who, he said, had been “instrumental in re-establishing links with The Guardian”.

at the time that journalists on the investigations team “have not felt backed by senior editors over the last year”, and that “some also feel the company has become more risk-averse in the same period”.

While some articles critical of the security services still do appear in the paper, its “scoops” increasingly focus on issues more acceptable to them. Since the Snowden affair, The Guardian does not appear to have published any articles based on an intelligence or security services source that was not officially sanctioned to speak.

a steady stream of exclusives on the major official enemy of the security services, Russia, exposing Putin, his friends and the work of its intelligence services and military.

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