Should Edward Snowden be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Edward Snowden

“Saying that Edward Snowden has ‘contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order’ by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday,” writes NPR’s Bill Chappell.

If he were to win the award, Snowden, who gave a trove of classified documents to media outlets last summer, would join the ranks of popular Nobel Peace laureates such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa.

The nomination comes from two Socialist Left Party members: former environment minister Baard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen. Their letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee was reported by Agence France-Presse.

Today’s Question: Should Edward Snowden be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?