Snowden filmmaker Laura Poitras: ‘Facebook is a gift to intelligence agencies’ (washingtonpost.com)

Washington Post :: In January 2013, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras received an e-mail that would eventually change what the world knew about government surveillance.

Read Andrea Peterson, www.washingtonpost.com

Afghan newspapers blasphemy causes protests after rebuking Isis and Islam

Guardian :: Comment piece in Afghanistan Express launched ‘by technical error’ also attacked Taliban and said Islam is parochial religion.

Read Sune Engel Rasmussen, www.theguardian.com

BBC: we had a duty to make Rwandan genocide documentary

Guardian :: Corporation responds to resolution calling for its licence to be revoked and film-makers to be charged with genocide denial.

Read Dugald Baird, www.theguardian.com

James Risen on secret sources, joining Twitter, and going undercover

CJR :: The New York Times reporter and author discusses his new book, Pay Any Price.

Read David Uberti, www.cjr.org

Six fresh ideas for news design from a #SNDMakes designathon

Nieman Lab :: New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.

Read Caroline O’Donovan, www.niemanlab.org

Rebekah Brooks in New York, to work out her ‘professional future’

Capital New York :: Capital has learned that Rebekah Brooks, the global media conglomerate's former British newspaper boss who was charged but cleared in the U.K. phone-hacking scandal, has been around at News Corp.'s Sixth Avenue offices the past couple of days.

Read Joe Pompeo, www.capitalnewyork.com

Why The New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel

Nieman Lab :: Madison, a new tool that asks readers to help identify ads in the Times archives, is part of a new open source platform for crowdsourcing built by the company’s R&D Lab.

Read Justin Ellis, www.niemanlab.org