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20 Facts About Glenn Greenwald

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Glenn Edward Greenwald is an American lawyer, journalist, speaker and author.

A lawyer is a person who practices law, as a barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor or chartered legal executive.

A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information.

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He is best known for his role in a series of reports published by The Guardian newspaper, beginning in June 2013, detailing United States and British global surveillance programs, based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden.

Edward Joseph Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency employee and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 without prior authorization.

Global surveillance refers to the mass surveillance of entire populations across national borders.

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper, known until 1959 as the Manchester Guardian.

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The series on which Greenwald worked along with others won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service is one of the fourteen American Pulitzer Prizes annually awarded for journalism.

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His work on the NSA files was in part the subject of the film Citizenfour, which won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras, concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal.

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Greenwald appeared onstage at the Oscar ceremony with the film's director, Laura Poitras, as she accepted the award.

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He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013.

Guardian US is the New York City-based American online presence of the British print newspaper The Guardian.

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He was a columnist for the Salon website from 2007 to 2012, and an occasional contributor to The Guardian.

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Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator.

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At Salon he contributed as a columnist and blogger, focusing on political and legal topics.

A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.

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He contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest and In These Times.

In These Times is an American politically progressive/democratic socialist monthly magazine of news and opinion published by the Institute for Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois.

The New York Times is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by The New York Times Company.

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times or LA Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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In February 2014 he became, along with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, one of the founding editors of The Intercept.

Jeremy Scahill is a founding editor of the online news publication The Intercept and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which won the George Polk Book Award.

The Intercept is an online publication launched in February 2014 by First Look Media, the news organization created and funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

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Four of the five books he has written have been on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

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Greenwald is a frequent speaker on college campuses, including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, UCLA School of Law, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland.

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the university is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.

Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Brown University is a private, Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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He frequently appears on various radio and television programs.

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Greenwald was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013.

Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy.

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Greenwald has received awards including the first Izzy Award for independent journalism, in 2009, and the 2010 Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary.

The Roy H. Park School of Communications, internationally recognized as a leading undergraduate communications school, is one of five schools at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York.

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His reporting on the National Security Agency won numerous other awards around the world, including top investigative journalism prizes from the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting, the 2013 Online Journalism Awards, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting in Brazil for his articles in O Globo on NSA mass surveillance of Brazilians, the 2013 Libertad de Expresion Internacional award from Argentinian magazine Perfil, and the 2013 Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The National Security Agency is an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes, a discipline known as signals intelligence.

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of prestigious American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York in the United States.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California.

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Greenwald, who is openly gay, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the hometown of his partner, David Michael Miranda.

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

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Greenwald said in 2011 that his residence in Brazil was a result of the Defense of Marriage Act, an American law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages which was overturned by the US Supreme Court two years later.

The Defense of Marriage Act was a United States federal law that, prior to being ruled unconstitutional, defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman, and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.

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The law had prevented his partner from receiving a visa to reside in the United States with him.

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