Media organizations in third-party intervention for Snowden

The Norwegian Union of Journalists [Norsk Journalistlag], the Association of Norwegian Editors [Norsk Redaktørforening] and the Norwegian Press Association [Norsk Presseforbund] will act as intervention parties in the lawsuit Edward Snowden has filed against the Norwegian State, through the Ministry of Justice.

 Snowden has filed a motion for a declaratory judgment to guarantee that he will not be extradited to the USA during his visit to Norway on 18 November to accept the Ossietzky Prize from Norwegian PEN.

Snowden has shown us a reality we did not know existed. He has endeavored to provide us with conclusive information on issues regarding the regulatory framework of democracy and the media, and has contributed to safeguarding an informed and open dialogue on Norwegian and international relations.

Read the whole press release here.