Post, Guardian share Pulitzer for NSA coverage

April 15, 2014 - 4:26:06 am

NEW YORK: The Guardian and Washington Post shared a Pulitzer Prize yesterday for reporting on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that revealed a global surveillance network monitoring millions of Americans and foreigners.

The newspapers won the award for public service journalism handed out by the Pulitzer committee at Columbia University in New York for sparking debate on secretive NSA programs.

Among other Pulitzers, Jason Szep and Andrew Marshall of Reuters won the Pulitzer for international reporting for coverage of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar.