Guardian editor grilled by British MPs over Snowden leaks
LONDON (AFP) - The editor of Britain's Guardian newspaper, Alan Rusbridger, is to appear before lawmakers on Tuesday to defend his newspaper's publication of intelligence documents leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.
Parliament's home affairs committee is questioning Rusbridger as part of its investigation into counter-terrorism, amid claims the newspaper endangered national security by publishing details of US and British spying.
Britain's top spy chiefs warned last month that Al-Qaeda and other enemies were "lapping up" Snowden's revelations and were using them to change the way they operate.
The Guardian counters that its stories sparked an important debate about intelligence, privacy and freedom of speech. It insists it has handled all the information sensitively.