Markus Beckedahl

founder and editor Netzpolitik

Markus Beckedahl is the founder and chief editor of Netzpolitik. He is also a partner at Newthinking Communications, founder of  the conference on internet and society re:publica and spokesman for the association Digitale Gesellschaft.

In the spring of 2015 he and his fellow Netzpolitik reporter Andrei Meister were subject to a judicial investigation for treason for having published two articles which reported that the German government planned to increase online surveillance. The investigation was subsequently suspended by the prosecutor general following protests by leading voices across politics and media. See article Germany halts treason inquiry into journalists after protests for more information.

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Events in past editions
#IJF16 / 7 april 2016

Trust is good, treason is better

In July 2015, the small editorial team of was notified that their journalists were under investigation by the German Public Prosecutor General and faced at least two years in prison....