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    NSA whistleblower content to have sparked surveillance debate, says reporter

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 02:53pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The search for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's whereabouts in Hong Kong ended up with a meeting at a Kowloon hotel on Monday morning with The Guardian reporter that interviewed him. Reporters were able to surmise from the view and decoration of the room seen in the video released on The Guardian’s site that the original interview might ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Snowden did us a valuable service There's a fine line between being a hero and a traitor. Whether Edward Snowden is one or the other depends very much on your nationality and where you live around the globe. The whistle-blower is back in the news thanks to the release of a new documentary, Citizenfour, by Laura Poitras, who was one of his two original ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden must use drastic measures

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 04:58am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar When drastic measures are required When the FBI was formally launched in the 1930s, its brief was to fight crime. But under J. Edgar Hoover it stretched much further beyond that until finally a US Senate investigation was ordered in 1975 to rei ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Taiwan going all out to guarantee quality of food products

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by LETTERS

    ... raising rewards for whistle-blowers; setting up a central government tip-off hotline; instituting separate controls for different types of oil products; managing the recycling of waste oil; ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US whistleblower Edward Snowden finds haven in Hong Kong, but for how long?

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Cunningham

    ... Philip Cunningham Philip Cunningham says fate of US dissident Edward Snowden may depend on Beijing HK is a whistle-blower's haven, but for how long? While Barack Obama played golf on an estate in California, a young man named Edward Snowden emerged from hiding in Hong Kong to tell the world how the US was at risk of becoming a surveillance state at odds with its own better ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A need to weigh the rights and wrongs in dealing with whistle-blowers

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Whistle-blowing right and wrong Bradley Manning is among the most polarising of all whistle-blowers. That the former US soldier is a criminal there is no doubt, but his ... the disclosures was a video of a helicopter gunning down unarmed civilians, including children and journalists, in Iraq. Previous sentences for military whistle-blowers are dwarfed by that given ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Snowden right to put his trust in Hong Kong's fair and open courts

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says Edward Snowden's trust in the independence of Hong Kong courts is well founded, given that any extradition to the US must satisfy a judicial procedure, whatever the politics Best defence Hong Kong has been thrust into the international spotlight after it was revealed that American whistle-blower Edward Snowden sought refuge in our city while he ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's rule of law takes a front seat

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial HK's rule of law takes a front seat There is little doubt that US authorities will file charges against American surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden and ask Hong Kong for his extradition. An investigation has been under way for some time and numerous counts, including leaking government classified information, are among the likely alleged crimes. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    An outcry for freedom will be heard far and wide

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:26pm by Amy Wu

    ... headlines, much less the front page (one notable exception was whistle-blower Edward Snowden's revelations last year). Besides, with media consolidation and cutbacks, world news sections have ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Whistle-blowing vital in a democracy

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... be impossible if there were no whistle-blowers. Leaking is also a weapon of choice in bureaucratic infighting. You need the merry-go-round of leakers and reporters to make a democracy work. When ... the assumptions and nexus of national security and neo-imperialist power who must defend the state's prerogatives to crack down and destroy whistle-blowers. In this respect, a national security state ...




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