Courage our network

NSA’s Oldest Third Party SIGINT Partnership

This October 2005 article, taken from the internal NSA newsletter Foreign Affairs Digest, provides a brief history of the agency’s past and current relationship with its Turkish counterparts, which includes a staff of 40 NSA employees stationed in Ankara: see the Intercept article How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels, 31 August 2014.

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Edward Snowden awarded 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-telling

Announced on 7 April 2014, awarded on 30 April 2014

Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras were named as joint winners of the 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling on 7 April 2014. The awards committee explained that  “We have selected Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras for their efforts to expose the NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional bulk collection of the communications of millions of people living in the United States. Their act of courage was undertaken at great personal risk and has sparked a critical and transformative debate about mass surveillance in a country where privacy is considered a constitutionally-protected right.”

Both winners spoke at the Ridenhour awards ceremony on 30 April 2014, by video link from Moscow and Berlin respectively, in a discussion moderated by James Bamford. Footage follows below, along with a full transcript.

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