In a press release, the German Association of Journalists (Deutscher Journalisten-Verband, DJV) announced that a 22-page appeal not to vote for the reintroduction of data retention had been submitted to the deputies of the Bundestag by the DJV and other major German media organisations. According to them, the government draft on data retention violates the freedom of the press and broadcasting because it allows for retracing the contacts between editorial departments and informants. The legal committee of the Bundestag will presumably meet on 22 September in order to deliberate on the draft. Currently, it is not planned to give a hearing to media representatives.
German Association of Journalists press release (in German)