Journalists from the BBC, Reuters and New York Times were among those spied on by the German foreign intelligence service, according to reports.
Surveillance was allegedly carried out by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) on at least 50 reporters since 1999.
Respected German magazine Der Spiegel reported the findings after obtaining BND documents listing journalists’ emails, faxes and telephone numbers.
The document reportedly showed more than a dozen BBC journalists were being monitored via numbers at the organisation’s London headquarters and in Afghanistan.
What the hell do you think it is that spies do all day?
Find subversives of course, and where are you more likely to find them than among the pinko media liberal types?
Well, except among certain dodgy metals traders of course.