Journalism a threat to security?

Earlier this week, The Guardian revealed a GCHQ document, describing journalists and reporters as a potential threat to security, in particular investigative journalists. It is a shocking statement, which should cause a large reaction. However, sometimes media is surprisingly quiet. For example, as NewsVoice has pointed out, many Swedish newspapers published only very short reports about this revelation. Svenska Dagbladet was one of the newspapers that totally missed the point, that a UK government agency has compared journalists with terrorists and this particular agency has a cooperation with the Swedish equivalent, FRA. When you read such poor reporting in a country like Sweden, which has long tradition of free press, you understand that something is very wrong. At least Reporters Without Borders has something sensible to say on their international web page: JOURNALISM IS NOT A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY