RT on Oct 10, 2013
Edward Snowden’s revelations about the activities of NSA forced him to go on the run and seek sanctuary from US intelligence agencies. But it also won him a lot of support and praise. Just yesterday he received the Sam Adams prize for ‘Integrity in Intelligence’. RT welcomes whistleblowers and activists Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Andrews Drake, Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley in the studio. They saw the whistleblower in Moscow and presented him with the award.
“Edward Snowden Has Done This Country A Service”: ACLU Praises Leaker For Kickstarting NSA Debate
democracynow on Oct 10, 2013
http://www.democracynow.org – As Edward Snowden’s father, Lon, arrives in Moscow to try to visit his son, we speak to American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero about Snowden and the significance of his leaks about the National Security Agency. “Edward Snowden has done this country a service,” Romero says. “He has kickstarted a debate that we didn’t have. This debate was anemic.” Hossam Bahgat of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights adds, “We are all affected by the NSA program. We cannot do our work in Egypt, in Canada or Israel or Kenya when we cannot communicate, when we know our emails could be intercepted by the United States security apparatus.”
Updated: Oct. 11, 2013
WikiLeaks releases video of Snowden in Moscow
RT America on Oct 11, 2013
Video of NSA leaker Edward Snowden surfaced late Friday. Snowden was last seen on video back in June, when he appears on camera for The Guardian discussing the reasons for releasing the details of the NSA’s surveillance programs. Since then, Snowden received asylum in Russia and just recently was awarded the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award. RT’s Ameera David has more on the footage.
Snowden receiving Sam Adams Award in Moscow – WikiLeaks Release
RT on Oct 11, 2013
WikiLeaks has released footage from a secret meeting in Moscow during which NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was awarded the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. In the first video appearance since he was granted asylum in Russia, Snowden spoke about US government transparency and dangers to democracy caused by the NSA mass spying programs. The meeting was attended by the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former NSA executive Thomas Andrews Drake and former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project, and Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks — all whistleblowers in their own respects.
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Snowden: US govt allows top officials to lie to Congress, yet prosecutes truth-tellers
RT on Oct 11, 2013
Edward Snowden hasn’t been seen by the wider public since he received political asylum in Russia until now. Wikileaks has released new footage of the NSA whistleblower. They did not reveal exactly where it was filmed though, because of concerns about his security. RT’s Lucy Kafanov reports.
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