November 10 - The President Steps Up to Save the Internet; The Filmmaker Who Edward Snowden First Contacted

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We  begin with the full-throated endorsement of net neutrality by President Obama and speak with Craig Aaron, the Managing Director of Free Press about his article at The Huffington Post “The President Might Have Just Saved the Internet”, and discuss what impact this will have on the FCC who have been inundated with millions of petitions from American citizens demanding a free and open Internet but have recently shown signs that they will try to compromise with a hybrid proposal allowing paid prioritization and other restrictions favoring cable and telecomm monopolies.

 

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Then Laura Poitras joins us in the studio to discuss her new film Citizenfour, which is about NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden and is now in theatres. She is a documentary filmmaker, journalist and artist who in January 2013 was contacted by an anonymous source claiming to have evidence of NSA illegal activity. After several months of anonymous emails, she travelled to Hong Kong with Glenn Greenwald to interview the source, who turned out to be Edward Snowden. Her NSA reporting contributed to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service awarded to The Guardian and the Washington Post. And along with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, she is co-founder of The Intercept. 

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