Journalists probing Salvadoran government were spied on using military-grade tech

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Julia Gavarrete, a journalist at the digital newspaper El Faro, about a recent study confirming that 22 journalists from El Faro were spied on using the spyware Pegasus.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

In El Salvador, dozens of journalists and activists have discovered that a military-grade spyware technology infiltrated their phones. This is a technology that is only sold to governments. At the online news site El Faro, 22 staffers were hacked. El Faro journalists had been investigating alleged corruption in the Salvadoran government, so have many of the other hacking victims. We’re joined now by Julia Gavarrete, a

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