John Goetz was born in Chicago in 1962 and studied at Cornell University in New York. He worked as a freelance author for the LA Times, the Sunday Times, was a member of the ARD Panorma editorial team and editor at SPIEGEL. In 2011 he founded the research cooperation between NDR and the Süddeutsche Zeitung with Stephan Wels and Hans Leyendecker, which in 2013 resulted in the project "Secret War", for which Goetz was awarded the RIAS Prize for German-American Friendship. In 2010 he was awarded the Henri Nannen Prize. His film "Jagd auf Snowden" won the German Television Academy Award for the best documentary film in 2015.
What happened in these 10 years, as our communities saw courageous hackers and journalists sharing skills and joining forces to expose the lies, corruption and war crimes of the World... and are now witnessing a mass-campaign of intimidation of journalists, publishers and whistleblowers? What did we lose on the way? What is at stake?