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‘We can’t rest’: Reporters in the U.S. need protection from the aggressive surveillance state

Last night, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the Burton Benjamin Memorial award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Here are his remarks. In recent days I thought a lot about the 16 previous recipients of the Burton Benjamin award, and re-read the words from this platform of…

Guardian editor: Internet makes global snooping possible, but harder to hide

Alan Rusbridger keeps a memento of the most bizarre thing that’s happened to him during his journalism career. The Guardian editor carries a piece of the smashed MacBook circuit board destroyed at the order of British intelligence agents during their investigation into the newspaper’s reporting on the U.S government’s massive…

‘Guardian’ editor: Destroying hard drives allowed us to continue NSA coverage

Guardian editor-in-chief says he agreed to ‘slightly pointless’ task because newspaper has digital copies outside Britain. Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian editor-in-chief, has said that the destruction of computer hard drives containing information provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden allowed the paper to continue reporting on the revelations instead of surrendering…

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