Laura Poitras

  • Lauding journalism’s ‘watchdog role’

    “All governments lie.” That was the stark observation that Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, opened with on Thursday, quoting crusading muckraker I.F. Stone from more than 40 years before. She was addressing a packed Tsai Auditorium audience, gathered for the presentation of the I.F....
  • The Crypto Tools & The Snowden Film

    Most of the American public is probably not familiar with journalist Laura Poitras, however she played an integral role in the publication of the NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden. Snowden contacted  Poitras via an anonymous email and began to provide details of the leak he was going to provide...
  • US Border Policy On The Absurd 4 Journalists

    I was only supposed to be in Miami for the briefest of layovers. I was en route to San Francisco from São Paulo in Brazil, where I had participated in the NETMundial Conference on Internet governance along with hundreds of members of civil society, technology executives, journalists, and government officials. It...