Hero or traitor? Snowden looms over Pulitzers
Published on Apr 13, 2014 10:48 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - Hero or traitor? America is still polarised over Edward Snowden and whether the newspapers that exposed the extent of NSA's vast global spying network should be lauded or condemned.
Ten months later, the question on journalists' lips is whether America's most prestigious journalism prize, the Pulitzers, will honour them when the annual awards are announced on Monday.
For most journalists, there is no debate.
In arguably the most influential story of the decade, The Guardian and The Washington Post broke sensational new ground by exposing how the US government monitors the data of millions.
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