Attending the annual awarding of the Ridenhour Prizes at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, is always a unique and inspiring experience. These prizes “memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that Vietnam War whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour reflected throughout his extraordinary life and career.” Held on April 30 this year, the 2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling was awarded to Edward Snowden and filmmaker Laura Poitras. Here’s what we saw and heard as Snowden and Poitras appeared via live-streaming video:
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Other 2014 Ridenhour Prizes:
Courage Prize: Frederick A. O. Schwarz Jr.
Documentary Film Prize: Gideon’s Army, produced and directed by Dawn Porter
New York Times: Snowden to Receive Truth-Telling Prize
Some earlier Ridenhour prizes:
Tom Drake and Rick Piltz spoke at the University of the District of Columbia Law School on March 22, 2013.