“This Award Is for Snowden”: Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance

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By Amy GoodmanDemocracy Now! | Video Report  April 14, 2014

In their first return to the United States since exposing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras were honored in New York City on Friday with the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting. Over the past 10 months, Poitras and Greenwald have played key roles in reporting the massive trove of documents leaked by Edward Snowden. They were joined by colleagues Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, with whom they shared the award.

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