Edward Snowden awarded freedom of expression prize in Norway

Oslo (AFP) – Former security contractor Edward Snowden won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression Tuesday and received yet another invitation to leave his exile and receive the award in person.

The Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression said the 31-year old fugitive had won the Bjornson Prize — named after a Norwegian Nobel literature laureate — “for his work protecting privacy and for shining a critical light on US surveillance of its citizens and others.”

Snowden, a former analyst at the US National Security Agency, has lived in exile in Russia since 2013 after revealing mass spying programmes by the United States and its allies…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It won’t be long before Norway joins Sweden as part of the Caliphate.

    • Frau Katze

      Nope. They’re contenders.

  • El Martyachi

    As if there isn’t enough to be pissed off about already this dickweed shows up in the headlines again. That reminds me.. Dear Hidden Hand, please stick Glenn Greenwald in Guantanamo and I promise to be a really good boy from now on.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Mark my words: Snowden is a foreign intelligence asset.

    His purpose was not so much to spy, but to compromise western intelligence gathering and operations under the guise of being a whistleblower.
    He needs to spend the rest of his life in Florence ADX.

    • El Martyachi

      From fake government whistleblowers to genuine prison flute players …

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        A false flag whistleblower.
        Now that just takes it down the old rabbit hole one level deeper than the tin foil hat crowd ever dreamed of.

        • El Martyachi

          Mmmmm.. tinfoil. That takes me back. Ok I too gotta sleep…

  • Petr

    He should have stayed in the US and not release anything that is not absolutely necessary. With the court decision on survailance he would have decent chance to get out of jail and would be a hero. He ran to the enemy, that means he is a traitor.