US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden
Wed May 14, 2014 11:38PM GMT
A German university has approved a proposal to give US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden an honorary doctorate.
Members of the philosophy faculty of Germany’s Rostock University voted on Wednesday to grant Snowden the title in recognition of the “outstanding academic achievement” he made by exposing surveillance practices in the digital age.
The faculty’s scholars voted 20-1, with one abstention, but the decision can still be blocked on procedural grounds by the rector of the 600-year-old university.
On May 12, a German hacking group, the Chaos Computer Club, also offered him an honorary membership and a five-digit contribution towards his legal costs.
Snowden is widely supported by German people as well as German lawmakers who want to…
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