Monday, September 7, 2015

Edward Snowden awarded the 2015 Bjørnson prize for free speech

On September 5th, Edward Snowden accepted the 2015 Bjørnson prize for intellectual freedom of expression via a video link from Moscow, because the United States told Norway to extradite him if he attempted to accept the prize in person.

In a world that needs heroes, we are very fortunate to have a man like Edward Snowden.

"The boundaries of our rights have been changed arbitrarily by a few officials
  sitting behind closed, who substituted their judgement for our own."

– Edward Snowden, in accepting the 2015 Bjørnson Prize for free speech