Jacob Appelbaum, cofounder of the Noisebridge hacker space in the Mission, accepted a whistle blower award last week on behalf of Edward Snowden, who recently received asylum in Russia.
The press release on the award reads:
The Whistleblower Prize has been awarded bi-annually by the German chapter of International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and the Federation of German Scientists (FGS, the German Pugwash group) since 1999. The prize money is 3000 Euros. Previous winners include, among others, Rainer Moormann (2011: Risks of pebble bed reactors), Rudolf Schmenger / Frank Wehrheim (2009: tax inspectors in Frankfurt) and Brigitte Heinisch (2007: Berlin geriatric nurse). This year, for the first time, the anti-corruption organisation Transparency International Germany is involved in the Whistleblower Prize.
Appelbaum, who now lives in Berlin, talked with Snowden before the ceremony. You can read more about the award here.