One thing to note about being a whistleblower - do it at the wrong time or too quietly and you will probably be forced to swallow the whistle.
Update: OTM 8/20/2013 (Bottom) and another NYTimes from 8/13/13
That Laura Poitras was once a chef and is now a recognized videographer (Oscar nominated) and won a MacArthur “genius” grant must be quite a story in itself?!
The fact that she did the recent Snowden video many of us have seen clips of makes it more interesting and she was obviously in Hong Kong. The fact that she was contacted via "encrypted" communications last January by Snowden just adds more to the plot.
The New York Times Article
Player in Leaks Case, Out From Behind Camera By NOAM COHEN Published: June 14, 2013
I look forward to the "new documentary".
NSA snooping: Facebook reveals details of data requests
On The Media Coverage 6/14
Update OTM 8/20/2013
NYTimes ... More background on Laura Poitras, etc - reminds me a little of Martha Gellhorn
How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets
Panama ... illicit offshoring secrets
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