"If I end up in chains in Guantanamo," the NSA whistle-blower tells The Guardian's Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill in a must-see interview, "I can live with that."
"What splendid courage!" Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer said upon hearing the announcement. "By recognizing the astounding threat posed by the NSA to the basic freedoms our government is sworn to observe, the award effectively honors Edward Snowden and, through his example, other brave whistle-blowers."
American journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras will return to the United States on Friday for the first time since the start of the Snowden revelations to accept one of the craft's most prestigious awards.
In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world's proudest elites.One newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world's proudest elites.