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Guardian Says Britain Made It Destroy Snowden Material

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August 20, 2013 AT 6:21 AM
The British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a "pointless" move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programs. In his column, Alan Rusbridger said the "bizarre" episode a month ago and the detention at London's Heathrow airport of the partner of a Guardian journalist showed press freedom was under threat in Britain.