Sweden Blocks Julian Assange and Edward Snowden From Speaking at the Stockholm Internet Forum

Sweden's state department has ensured that Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum, Julian Assange, and Guardian Editor in Chief Alan Rusbridger are not invited to speak at the Stockholm Internet Forum.

The motivations for the block are dubious at best, claiming that it is for a more rounded discussion on wider topics. Sweden is a "5 eyes" nation that participates actively in the dragnet spying programs that the world is concerned about.

More about the issue can be found here: http://www.cicero.de/weltbuehne/conference-internet-freedom-swedish-foreign-ministry-prevents-snowdens-invitation/57582

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