Tag Archive for Edward Snowden

Snowden granted 3 years residency in Russia

The Russian government has granted intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden a residence permit, valid for up to three years from August 1. Snowden previously had been granted a one-year grant of temporary political asylum that expired July 31. Residency status, says Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly…

Snowden in “precarious” position after asylum status expires

Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum authorization from Russia expired yesterday, a development that puts him in a “precarious” position according to Amnesty International. Available information indicates that Snowden currently has “temporary leave to remain” while he waits for the Russian government to approve…

Snowden’s asylum set to expire July 31

Edward Snowden’s current grant of asylum from the Russian government expires on July 31, but his request for a one-year extension has not yet been granted.  Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena told the Interfax news agency, “We have filed documents to extend…

NBC broadcasts first television interview with Edward Snowden

In a taped NBC interview broadcast Wednesday night, Edward Snowden explained to interviewer Brian Williams why and how he revealed NSA surveillance programs.  New details emerged about Snowden’s government work and his efforts to blow the whistle internally before going…

Snowden, Poitras honored as truth-tellers at National Press Club

Telling truth to power can be a lonely, even dangerous activity. Isolation and shunning are common, making it seem like solitary confinement with invisible bars. So, it’s important that the Fertel Foundation & the Nation Institute honor truthtellers each year with…

SXSW tech crowd applauds whistleblower Snowden

Except for minor technical problems, the livestream appearance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden went off as planned at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. Speaking from Russia via video link (Google Hangouts), Snowden participated in a discussion panel with ACLU…

Rep. Pompeo calls for conference to disinvite Snowden

Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is in a tizzy that Edward Snowden has been invited to speak (remotely) at a technology conference in Austin.  In a letter to the conference organizers, SXSW, Pompeo alleges that Snowden’s “only apparent qualification is his…