Glenn Greenwald Back in U.S. for First Time Since NSA-SnowdenSubmitted by ACinMA on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:33
Ten months ago, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. They soon began exposing a trove of secrets about the NSA and the national surveillance state. They didn't enter the United States again—until today. In this exclusive video, you can watch Poitras and Greenwald speaking for the first time since their return to the country, on Friday afternoon at the George Polk Awards in New York City. They were joined by their colleagues Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, who shared with them the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting.
Also: From yesterday, Glenn Greenwald's first time leaving Brazil since meeting with Snowden.
The "Liberty Award" honors outstanding foreign journalists and reporters that reflect the global challenges to freedom in their work and show courage despite facing attacks, threats, or imprisonment. It was launched by the company Reemtsma in 2007 to promote the value of freedom of expression and honour the work of committed and courageous journalists.
On Thursday, April 10, the investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald held a speech on foreign journalism, NSA surveillance, the freedom of sources and the revelations of Edward Snowden.
And maybe one more recent one for good measure, since Greenwald and Snowden are great people:
(Reuters) - Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistle blower's leaks about mass U.S. government surveillance last year, appeared together via video link from opposite ends of the earth on Saturday for what was believed to be the first time since Snowden sought asylum in Russia.