10 February 2014, 01:24

Greenwald promises more shocking news on US surveillance, says he has sources apart from Snowden

Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke news of US government surveillance in the Guardian newspaper, promises more revelations on US surveillance, as he has come into contact with more sources besides Edward Snowden, former NSA employee.

In an interview on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, Greenwald said his new stories would start to appear online early this week. He dropped hints that he and his colleagues have come into contact with sources besides Edward Snowden, who provided classified documents detailing secret US surveillance around the world.

"I definitely think it's fair to say that there are people who have been inspired by Edward Snowden's courage and by the great good and virtue that it has achieved," Greenwald said Sunday morning. "I have no doubt there will be other sources inside the government who see extreme wrongdoing who are inspired by Edward Snowden."

Glenn Greenwald, who is now lives in Brazil, and other investigative journalists are set to launch this week an independent news site to run revelations stories with First Look Media, a venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

Greenwald declined to comment further because his new Web site is not online yet and because his forthcoming stories are still being edited. Additional NSA sources would open up a new set of US mass surveillance issues.

Greenwald also said that the new website would be focusing on other topics he has written about in the past, including civil liberties and inequality.

The name of the new Web site has not been announced. It could launch as early as Monday. Along with Greenwald, the first site will be led by journalists Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

Voice of Russia, CNN Money

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