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Snowden's leaks prompt two movies
June 2nd, 2014
08:35 PM ET

Snowden's leaks prompt two movies

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Will there be dueling films on Edward Snowden and his leaks about NSA mass surveillance?

It's very possible, now that Oliver Stone has announced that he is writing a Snowden screenplay based on the book "The Snowden Files," published earlier this year by the Guardian reporter Luke Harding.

Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman announced their plans - and said Borman is "fast-tracking" the project - in a press release on Monday.

The announcement comes on the heels of Sony Pictures Entertainment's acquisition of the rights to another book about the leaks: Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide." Two well-known producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, are attached to that project.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • NSA
June 1st, 2014
12:06 PM ET

Red News/Blue News: Edward Snowden

Following Edward Snowden's first American television interview, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg gives his take on how Snowden has been characterized by liberal and conservative media.


Filed under: Blog • Edward Snowden • NBC • Reliable Sources
Why Snowden waited a whole year for his TV close-up
May 29th, 2014
10:02 AM ET

Why Snowden waited a whole year for his TV close-up

By Brian Stelter, CNN

When Edward Snowden was identified as the source who leaked top-secret NSA documents last spring, reporters and television anchors immediately began jockeying to interview him.

How long, they wondered, might he wait to have his first sit-down television interview, to speak out about why he did what he did? One month? Two?

Snowden actually waited one whole year, for reasons that have a lot to do with how the news media works.

Ben Wizner, the ACLU attorney who has been Snowden's legal adviser and liaison with the press, called the wait part of a "very very deliberate strategy all along" to make mass surveillance the story, not the man.

"Waiting a year meant that there was so much to ask him about other than himself," Wizner said.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Reliable Sources
April 20th, 2014
12:26 PM ET

Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald reacts to Pulitzer Prize victory

Back in the United States and now a Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting on Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald joins Brian Stelter for an exclusive interview.

February 9th, 2014
01:21 PM ET

Criminalizing journalism?

Glenn Greenwald suggests new NSA surveillance details could be released as his new media venture launches. He also responds to comments made this week on Capitol Hill that journalists like himself could be criminal accessories for handling leaked documents.


Filed under: Blog • Edward Snowden • Glenn Greenwald • NSA • Reliable Sources
December 29th, 2013
12:48 PM ET

Media year in review: Privacy

Rosie Gray, Christina Warren, Hunter Walker and Brian Stelter look back at the year’s biggest media story: the national security leaks by former NSA employee Edward Snowden.


Filed under: Edward Snowden • International • National Security • NSA • Snowden
December 11th, 2013
11:05 PM ET

Should Snowden be Person of the Year?

After a busy year in news, it was anybody's guess who TIME magazine would name "Person of the Year." But when TIME gave Pope Francis its annual award, critics cried foul and questioned its choice. Watch CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter, Father Edward Beck and Joe Concha discuss TIME's "Person of the Year," as well as who else could (or should) have been picked.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Pope Francis • Time
October 20th, 2013
12:23 PM ET

Risky business for whistleblowers

Former NSA official Thomas Drake tells guest host David Folkenflik about his recent Moscow meeting with Edward Snowden and his own experience being prosecuted as a whistleblower.


Filed under: Edward Snowden • Thomas Drake
October 20th, 2013
12:23 PM ET

Whistleblowers and the media

Joel Brenner, Lucy Dalglish and David Folkenflik discuss finding the right balance between having a free press and protecting national security.

September 8th, 2013
01:10 PM ET

(Un)reliable Sources

Guest host Frank Sesno remarks on what makes a reliable source… and what doesn’t. (Teaser: Who knew a sex tape could teach you something outside the realm of sex?)


Filed under: Al Jazeera • Alyssa Milano • Edward Snowden • Egypt • New York Times • NSA • Sex Tape • Washington Post
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