25 November, 2020

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On Pulitzer Decision To Reward Guardian And Washington Post

By Edward Snowden

I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year’s reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAskill and all of the others at the Guardian and Washington Post on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Today’s decision is a vindication for everyone who believes that the public has a role in government. We owe it to the efforts of the brave reporters and their colleagues who kept working in the face of extraordinary intimidation, including the forced destruction of journalistic materials, the inappropriate use of terrorism laws, and so many other means of pressure to get them to stop what the world now recognises was work of vital public importance.

This decision reminds us that what no individual conscience can change, a free press can. My efforts would have been meaningless without the dedication, passion, and skill of these newspapers, and they have my gratitude and respect for their extraordinary service to our society. Their work has given us a better future and a more accountable democracy.

*Statement issued by Edward Snowden today

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    Dear Edward Snowden –

    “I am grateful to the committee for their recognition of the efforts of those involved in the last year’s reporting, and join others around the world in congratulating Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAskill and all of the others at the Guardian and Washington Post on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.”

    Thank you for your efforts and sacrifice for the freedom of information and ethics.

    Calling a spade, a spade.

    What can you do for Colombo Telegraph? The Sri Lanka state keeps blocking it and getting the Sri Lanka Local ISP’s to block access, bu using undue pressure.

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    Yes, well deserved, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, Ewen MacAskill and all of the others at the Guardian and Washington Post on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

    But more importantly a great big thank you to Edward Snowdon. Because of you such a mighty foe of the people of the world lies wounded. You are a real hero.

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    Thank you for all your work, Edward.

    Sri Lanka has been in the cesspit of media suppression the latest of which is:

    Terror squad assaults Tamil journalist in Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna
    [TamilNet, Monday, 14 April 2014, 23:43 GMT]
    A squad, believed to be operated by the Sri Lankan military intelligence on Monday evening chased and attacked 29-year-old Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, a leading journalist in Vadamaraadchi. When the journalist attempted to escape from the squad, the attackers chased him on foot and assaulted him causing severe internal injuries to his head. The squad also broke one of his legs. The brutal assault comes just one week after the so-called Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) of occupying Colombo had obtained his motorbike registration number, identity card number and cell phone details through Nelliyadi police in Jaffna
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37170

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    Regime’s profusion of lies about new ‘LTTE’ exposed : murdered ‘LTTE ers’ were in Kokavil army camp – State media contradicts Army
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    (Lanka-e-News-13.April.2014, 5.00 PM) According to high rung army officer , the government proclaimed new LTTE leader was a youth helping in the cooking of food for some time at the Kilinochchi Kokavil camp, while the other two LTTE ers were assisting as laborers in the camp. By now it has come to light.

    you can not fool all the people all the time ha,

    Latest news from Sri Lanka in …

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