Attack on freedom of the press: the criticism of Seehofer due to announced display to tazcolumn

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, reaps strong criticism after he announced a controversial newspaper column about the police and a criminal complai

Attack on freedom of the press: the criticism of Seehofer due to announced display to tazcolumn

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, reaps strong criticism after he announced a controversial newspaper column about the police and a criminal complaint.

The national Director of the Green Michael Kellner, wrote on Twitter: "This is an attack on the freedom of the press, regardless of whether one finds the opinion, post is good or bad." With a view to the Hungarian Prime Minister and the head of the Polish government party, each of which Illiberalism is accused of, he added: "A Minister of the interior, showing a journalist, sounds like Orban or Kaczynski."

The Green Bundestag MP Konstantin von Notz expressed understanding for the criticism of the column of the newspaper "taz". But Seehofer "exceeds a limit," wrote Notz in the short message service. His colleague Renate Künast, called Seehofer's action there, "outrageous" and asked: "is This supposed to be a message!? Against Freedom Of The Press!? Seehofer at the end.“

"Dangerous grandstanding"

In the "taz"-Text it was not a case where police officers could work, if the police would be abolished, capitalism but. Also, the Option of landfill was picked up. From the profession group and of politicians, a lot of criticism came after. "taz"-editor-in-chief Barbara Young expressed due to the column of her Regret.

The former CDU General Secretary Ruprecht Polenz was Seehofer's announcement is wrong. "Of course, hatred lead to violence. But it is not a matter of censorship, but rather to (Self -) responsibility of the Speech and Writing“, he tweeted.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 06:19

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