TV News LIES

Saturday, Oct 25th

Last update03:25:33 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media U.S. intelligence chief bars unauthorized contacts with reporters on all intel-related matters

U.S. intelligence chief bars unauthorized contacts with reporters on all intel-related matters

E-mail Print PDF

James ClapperEmployees of U.S. intelligence agencies have been barred from discussing without authorization any intelligence-related matter - even if it isn’t classified - with journalists, under a new directive issued by Director of National Security James Clapper.

Intelligence agency employees who violate the policy could suffer career-ending losses of their security clearances or out-right termination, and those who disclose classified information could face criminal prosecution, according to the directive signed by Clapper on March 20.

Under the order, only the director or deputy head of an intelligence agency, public affairs officials and those authorized by a public affairs official may have contact with journalists on intelligence-related matters.

The order, which was made public on Monday by Steven Aftergood, who runs the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy, is sweeping in its definition of intelligence-related matters.

TVNL Comment:  So much for the promise of transparency....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Bruce RaunerA veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused...

Is The Guardian Holding Back The New York Times’ Snowden Stories?

The Guardian UKA source at the Times tells The Daily Beast the paper feels ‘shackled’ over The Guardian’s...

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff

Al jazeera journalistA Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related...

Snapchat videos and pictures stored on a third party website posted online

snapchatVideos and pictures of as many as 200,000 teenagers posted via the Snapchat service and stored...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!