@Cynic999 As I said elsewhere, the press get some exemptions, here in Germany. Outdoor crowd scenes fall under public interest and press rights and, because they aren't taking a photo of a single person or small group, they can use them.
They can't take photographs of prisoners or suspects - in court scenes, their faces are usually blurred out, if they are caught on camera entering or leaving the court, their faces are blurred. They can only use the officially released photos from the police.
The press cannot use a telephoto lens to photograph you on private property or in your home. If you are on your own premises, even in your garden, you have an expectation of privacy. If you are driving your own car, then you have an expectation of privacy, so no published photos where the driver or passengers are recognisable and reigstration plates have to be blurred out.