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Alan Rusbridger is the editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media. He has been editor of the Guardian since 1995. He oversaw the integration of the paper and digital operations and the Guardian is now the third largest English-speaking newspaper website in the world. During his editorship the paper has fought a number of high-profile battles over libel and press freedom, including cases involving Neil Hamilton, Jonathan Aitken, the Police Federation, Trafigura, freedom of information and Wikileaks.
The Guardian has recently broken world exclusive stories by publishing NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Rusbridger has been named editor of the year three times. He and reporter Nick Davies received the UK’s Media Society Award for their revelations and coverage of the phone hacking story in the Guardian. Rusbridger was awarded the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism by Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Centre and received the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in the cause of press freedom from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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