A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
Markus Beckedahl has called a treason investigation into him and a fellow journalist "absurd." Authorities are looking into whether he and Andre Meister committed a crime by publishing state secrets.
There have been growing calls from the SPD and Die Linke for Germany's federal prosecutor to step down. The outrage stems from an investigation into two bloggers accused of publishing state secrets.
Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras has sued the US government. The Edward Snowden confidante has said she faced questioning more than 50 times over six years at US and foreign borders.
Again, documents show how the NSA spied on politicians and institutions - and once again, we pretend to be indignant. It's got the makings of a tragicomedy. But it's not funny at all, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.