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Media Coverage Analysis: Edward Snowden

Publié le 19/11/2023

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« [INTRO] Edward Snowden is a whistleblower who has created a huge debate because of his revelations. A former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), he revealed the existence of several American and British mass surveillance programs.

And is a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who indeed leaked information about mass electronic surveillance conducted by the US agency. Since June 6, 2013, many other media and in particular, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Intercept, Der Spiegel, El País, Le Monde, L'espresso, O Globo, South China Morning Post, ProPublica, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NRC Handelsblad, Sveriges Television, Wired, New Zealand Herald and Todo Noticias successively revealed the operational details of the surveillance carried out by the NSA and its international partners. Edward Snowden's revelations begin with a large volume of documents (1.7 million) transmitted by the former CIA agent and NSA consultant.

They concern the surveillance of the Internet, cell phones and all means of global telecommunications by the NSA. [ESSAI] 1.

The Guardian: "NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily" (June 6, 2013) - This article was the first to report Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's mass collection of phone data from US operator Verizon . "Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations" (June 9, 2013) - This article tells the personal story of Edward Snowden, from his work for the NSA to his decision to become a whistleblower.

He also gives insight into the consequences of his revelations. "Edward Snowden's NSA revelations: essential timeline" (May 27, 2014) - This article presents a timeline of events following Edward Snowden's revelations, from his initial disclosure to his exile in Moscow.

It recalls the main information that has been revealed and the debates it has generated on electronic surveillance and the protection of privacy. 2.

New York Times: "NSA leaker is a patriot, not a traitor" (June 11, 2013) - In this op-ed, The New York Times came to the defense of Edward Snowden and claimed that his disclosures served the public interest by raising awareness of the electronic surveillance conducted by the US National Security Agency (NSA). "N.S.A.

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Snowden says motive was to expose surveillance state" (June 9, 2013) - This article reports an interview with Edward Snowden in which he explains his motivations for leaking information about electronic surveillance conducted by the NSA.

In particular, he declares: "I don't want to live in a society that does this kind of thing...

I don't want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded." "U.S.

Says Snowden Had Access to Top-Secret Files" (June 10, 2013) - In this article, The New York Times reports statements by U.S.

officials that Edward Snowden had access to classified NSA files and that he caused serious harm to national security by disclosing this information. 3 .

ABC: "Snowden reveals Australia's links to US spy web" (November 8, 2013) - In this article, the ABC reports that Edward Snowden's revelations showed that Australia had a significant role in collecting intelligence data for the United States account. "Edward Snowden says he would like to return home" (September 19, 2016) - This article reports Edward.... »


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