Civil liberties groups call for freedom from state snooping

Broadcast on 24th Sept 2013 on VoR. RADIO: Forty human rights groups, along with public figures like Stephen Fry and author A.L. Kennedy, have called for an end to what they term industrial-scale spying by the US and the UK. Human rights groups launched a petition, which urges EU leaders to do more to prevent…

Is Snowden a civil disobedience hero?

RADIO: As the stalemate over the fate of former CIA employee Edward Snowden continues, the fugitive whistle blower is facing increasing criticism over his leak of secret NSA intelligence.┬áVoice of Russia’s┬áNima Green reports. Though the global guessing game over his precise whereabouts has ended, there is increasing criticism over the methods and motives behind the…