Awarded on 30 August 2013 in Berlin
On 25 July, Edward Snowden was given the German Transparency International Whistleblower Award for 2013. The award ceremony took place on 30 August in Berlin where Jacob Appelbaum read an acceptance speech from Snowden.
The award, given by Transparency International, the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and the Association of German Scientists (Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenshaftler or VDW), comes with a prize of €3,000.
“His courageous deed gave the world community insight into the surveillance and espionage activities of our secret services,” wrote Transparency International as the group’s motivation for the award.