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#1 Aug 24, 2013
The Guardian partners with New York Times to keep classified Snowden documents out of reach of UK Govít

By joining forces with a publication outside of the United Kingdom, the Guardian hopes to keep Snowden's documents out of the UK Government's jurisdiction.

By Leslie Larson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, August 23, 2013, 3:13 PM

The Guardian newspaper is partnering with the New York Times to keep classified documents leaked to the British paper by Edward Snowden out of the hands of the UK government.

The country's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly made demands that the London-based paper hand over sensitive materials provided by the NSA whistleblower - a request that was refused by the Guardian editorial team.

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As a result, the paper alleged that two GCHQ representatives came to the Guardian newsroom this summer and oversaw the destruction of hard drives that contained material provided by Snowden.

By joining forces with a publication outside of the United Kingdom, the Guardian hopes to keep Snowden's documents out of the UK Government's jurisdiction.

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The paper said Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, had been appraised of the plan.

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