Billie Sweeney/CPJ Editorial Director

Billie Sweeney is CPJ’s editorial director, responsible for all of the organization’s online and print publications. Sweeney is former New York City news editor for The Associated Press.

In a Hong Kong mall, a television monitor shows Snowden. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

Snowden travels trace a path of government hypocrisy

Edward Snowden’s global travels have highlighted the chasm between the political posturing and actual practices of governments when it comes to free expression. As is well known now, the former government contractor’s leaks exposed the widespread phone and digital surveillance being conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency, practices at odds with the Obama administration’s…

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