Georgina Boixereu.- George Polk Awards have rewarded the work done by journalists Gleen Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras who, as a result of Edward Snowden’s leaks, exposed the National Security Agency’s undercover operations.
George Polk Awards grant their prize to investigation journalism, and are described by PBS as “one of the few journalistic awards that still mean something”. Presented annually by University of Long Island in New York, this year they have decided to acknowledge the articles in which the three named journalists of The Guardian explained the spying activities brought to terms by the NSA.
After analyzing and investigating the documents and disclosures supplied by Snowden, the journalists unveiled a story that has had worldwide repercussion. Such is the articles’ importance that USA’s Government has been pressuring the reporters up to the point to provoke that they wouldn’t go to New York to gather the award.
Translated by Clàudia Arqués