- This is a big deal April 10
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who pushed Edward Snowden's name into the forefront of the public's eye after he leaked a trove of NSA documents, is returning to America. It will be his first visit to the States since Snowden's revelations about the government's extensive surveillance program were reported.
Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, will travel from Berlin to New York on Friday to receive a Polk Award for his reporting. He will share the award with Laura Poitras, Ewan MacAskill of The Guardian, and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, all of whom reported on the leaked NSA documents. Greenwald told The Huffington Post that he wants to return because "certain factions in the U.S. government have deliberately intensified the threatening climate for journalists."
"It’s just the principle that I shouldn’t allow those tactics to stop me from returning to my own country," he said. Read the rest of his interview at The Huffington Post.- - Jordan Valinsky
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