• Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio
  • October 21, 2014 - 19:00


Photo: Chris Young

Glenn Greenwald in conversation with David Walmsley
 

Open source hero or every government's worst nightmare? Glenn Greenwald has championed making secret documents part of the daily news. Working with Edward Snowden to publish NSA secrets, Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, lawyer and co-founding editor of The Intercept. He speaks with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, about power, secrecy and journalism's role in an era of digital openness.

Each tiDiscussioncket purchase included a hardcover copy of Glenn Greenwald's latest book No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State and entry to the reception with our speakers at 8:30 p.m.

 

 


 

Tuesday, October 21
Registration: 6:30 p.m.  |  Discussion: 7:00 p.m.  | Reception  8:30 p.m.
Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, 250 Front St. W., Toronto


Congratulations to Barbara Barbosa Neves, Stephanie Williams and Jenny Zhen, the three winners of the double passes to see Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras film showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Nov. 7.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

GLENN GREENWALD is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, co-founding editor of The Intercept, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, No Place to Hide, is about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar at The Intercept, Greenwald’s column was featured at The Guardian and Salon. He was the debut winner, along with Amy Goodman, of the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and also received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning. For his 2013 NSA reporting, he received the George Polk award for National Security Reporting; the Gannett Foundation award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation watchdog journalism award; the Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil (he was the first non-Brazilian to win), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award. Along with Laura Poitras, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013. The NSA reporting he led for The Guardian was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
@ggreenwald

DAVID WALMSLEY is the editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail. Before his appointment in March 2014, he was the director of news content at CBC News responsible for coverage across digital, radio and television. He is a veteran of leading media organisations in Canada, having come to Canada as a launch editor of the National Post in 1998. He has also worked at the Toronto Star and held two previous positions at The Globe, as the managing editor and national editor. Before his arrival in Canada he worked as a news reporter for The Belfast Telegraph, The Daily Record in Glasgow and in London he worked for The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph. He was the associate producer of a documentary for Channel 4 television, The Final Flight of Zulu Delta 576, that culminated in a successful 17-year-long investigation into the worst helicopter accident in the Royal Air Force’s history.
@WalmsleyGlobe

 

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