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Snowden and Others: Panama Papers Show Whistleblowers 'Vital' to Democracy


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Snowden and Others: Panama Papers Show Whistleblowers 'Vital' to Democracy

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

While the world continues to unpack the significance of the Panama Papers, Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers are extolling the bravery of the anonymous individual who brought this global web of corruption to light.

The 11.5 million documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca confirm that "the most privileged and the most powerful members of society are operating by a different set of rules," Snowden said Tuesday evening.