RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two American journalists known for their investigations of the United States’ government say they’ve teamed up to report on the National Security Agency’s role in what one called “a U.S. assassination program.”
The journalists provided no evidence of the purported U.S. program at a news conference in Brazil, nor details of whom it targeted.
Jeremy Scahill, a contributor to The Nation magazine and the New York Times best-selling author of “Dirty Wars,” said he will be working with Glenn Greenwald, the Rio-based journalist who has written stories about U.S. surveillance programs based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Scahill spoke Saturday to moviegoers in Rio de Janeiro, where the documentary based on his book “Dirty Wars” made its Latin American debut at the Rio Film Festival. The film, directed by Richard Rowley, traces Scahill’s investigations into the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC.
Scahill said “There are so many stories that are yet to be published that we hope will produce ‘actionable intelligence,’ or information that ordinary citizens across the world can use to try to fight for change, to try to confront those in power.”