Edward Snowden

The sprint to freedom — how prominent US whistle-blowers have fared

Personal consequences have differed wildly for famous whistleblowers in recent US history.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 June, 2013, 10:17am
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 10:39am

Edward Snowden took the world by storm when he released confidential information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs.  Since then he has been called a traitor, a hero and a whistleblower.  He isn’t the first. From Daniel Ellsberg to Bradley Manning, a handful of individuals also share the title of whistle-blower.  The consequences since the release of the confidential information have all differed. 

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Additional research by AJ Libunao