Awarded on 23 November 2014
Edward Snowden was awarded the twelfth Stuttgart Peace Prize at a ceremony on 23 November 2014. In a short acceptance speech broadcast live from Moscow, Edward Snowden said “If we want to live in a free society, we must defend our rights,” and that “government and society are built on trust.”
The Prize is awarded annually by German NGO Die AnStifter (The Instigators) for contributions to peace, justice and solidarity. All those who donate to the organisation eligible to vote on the winner of the prize.