2014 February 16

“Snowden Document” Reporters Win Prestigious Polk Award


The 2013 George Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism was given to four journalists who reported stories based on the documents about the National Security Agency (NSA), which had been stolen and leaked by former NSA contract employee Edward Snowden. (See June 6, 2013, for the first a series of stories based on the documents.) The four journalists were Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras of The Guardian (UK) and Barton Gellman of the Washington Post. They won their awards in the category of national security reporting.

On April 14, 2014, The 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to the Guardian US and the Washington Post for their stories on National Security Agency (NSA) spying based on documents leaked to them by Edward Snowden.

Learn more about the George Polk awards: http://www.liu.edu/polk/

Learn more about Snowden: Luke Harding: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man (2014)

Watch the acclaimed film about Snowden: Citizenfour (2014)

Learn more about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC): http://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/fisa/fisc.html

Read the first-hand report: Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014)

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