Tag: Journalism

Seymour Hersh attacks ‘useless’ NSA over surveillance

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The role of investigative journalists remains crucial in holding power to account, even when that power is ‘incompetent’, according to veteran reporter Seymour Hersh. “The whole purpose of what I think we should be doing is counter-narrative. They have their

James Risen on NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: He Sparked a New National Debate on Surveillance

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New York Times investigative reporter James Risen faces jail time if he refuses to name a whistleblowing source, but he insists the actual whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden, are “much more courageous that we reporters are.” Risen won a Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded for Coverage of N.S.A. Secrets and Boston Bombing

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The Washington Post and Guardian U.S. on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their articles based on National Security Agency documents leaked by the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden.

Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

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American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency's role in what one of them described as the "US assassination program." “The connections between war and surveillance

Guardian says Britain made it destroy Snowden material

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(Reuters) – The British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a "pointless" move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programs. In a column

REVIEW: The American Agent. My Life in the CIA

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The American Agent: My Life in the CIA By Richard L Holm, 462pp, St Ermin's Press Richard L Holm features in no indexes in books about the CIA that I could find, apart from Bob Woodward's Veil: The Secret Wars