The German news magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ said the journalistic fraud committed by star reporter Claas Relotius was the lowest point in the magazine’s 70-year history. Photo: AP

Exposed: German weekly Der Spiegel’s star reporter Claas Relotius faked stories for years – he says he is ‘sick’ and needs help

  • Claas Relotius, who was CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014, ‘made up stories and invented protagonists’ in at least 14 out of 60 articles for Der Spiegel
  • The German news weekly says the scandal is the lowest point in its 70-year history
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The German news magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ said the journalistic fraud committed by star reporter Claas Relotius was the lowest point in the magazine’s 70-year history. Photo: AP
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