Thorbjorn Jagland

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Nobel Peace Chief: We Need Spy Laws to Protect People

Thorbjorn Jagland says Snowden leaks make this clear

(Newser) - The man who handed President Obama his Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 thinks the world needs protection from Obama's spies. Thorbjorn Jagland, head of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, says the Edward Snowden leaks make clear the need for international spy laws to protect people's privacy, reports the... More »

Nobel Chief: Why We Picked Obama

'It's better to speak than to shoot'

(Newser) - Republican assertions to the contrary, the head of the Nobel Peace Prize panel that picked Barack Obama says the choice isn't meant to be a repudiation of George W. Bush. "This prize is not against anybody," Thorbjorn Jagland tells Deborah Solomon . He added, however, that he agreed it's... More »

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