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Brazilian Press Association: International Human Rights Award

Announced on 17 September 2013, awarded on 20 September 2013

Edward Snowden was named joint recipient of the Brazilian Press Association’s Human Rights Medal for services to humanity, the right of citizenship and the right to information. The other awardees were Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, Bradley Manning, the late Aaron Swartz and Mordechai Vanunu.

The Association gave the award to Snowden as he is “determined to provide utility service to humanity”.

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