Uri Blau and Barton Gellman - Whistleblowers and Freedom of the Press
The Manovill Conversations Reporting Israel: the Personal, the Political and the Press Presented by Haaretz and JCCSF How is the current state of investigative journalism—in Israel and here at home—affecting civil liberties and democracy? Haaretz’s Uri Blau is best known for the Anat Kamm affair, in which he wrote about an unlawful targeted military assassination and was indicted and convicted for possession of classified documents under the espionage act. His source, Anat Kamm, was arrested and sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for espionage. Barton Gellman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (Washington Post, TIME) who broke the story about the PRISM surveillance program based on the leaks provided by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The Manovill Conversations are made possible through the generosity of the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation. The Manovill Conversations are presented in partnership with Haaretz. Our partners for one or more programs in this series include the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest and the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Our community partners for one or more programs in this series include Congregation Emanu-El, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Creative Writing Department of San Francisco State University, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the New Israel Fund.
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