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“System Update” will feature episodes in English and Portuguese — with subtitled interviews whenever the topic appeals to U.S. and Brazilian audiences.
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“System Update with Glenn Greenwald,” a new video show hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald, has been launched on The Intercept’s YouTube page.

“System Update with Glenn Greenwald” – Episode #1

Devoted to in-depth discussions of political and social issues with a focus on voices and perspectives not typically heard in other media, “System Update” will feature episodes in English and Portuguese — with subtitled interviews whenever the topic appeals to U.S. and Brazilian audiences. The show’s Portuguese edition will be published on The Intercept Brasil’s YouTube channel.

“The 2020 Democratic primary revealed for all to see that a huge ideological and political swath of the U.S. electorate is entirely absent from cable news programming,” said Greenwald. “As a result, a vibrant YouTube ecosystem has emerged to air the voices and views that are invisible on corporate-owned cable channels. I’m thrilled that The Intercept has produced a show to enable me to join that thriving community.”

The show’s first guests are Kyle Kulinski, host of the popular YouTube show “The Kyle Kulinski Show,” also known as “Secular Talk,” and Liz Franczak, co-host of the TrueAnon podcast. These two no-holds-barred discussions address the successes and failures of the Bernie Sanders campaign and explore the future of the Democratic Party in relation to a growing progressive left.

In 2019, Greenwald, together with journalists at The Intercept Brasil, exposed a series of illegal dealings and improprieties by then-judge Sérgio Moro, now Jair Bolsonaro’s justice minister, and several prosecutors behind the multiyear, anti-corruption task force known as the Car Wash operation. He received several accolades for that work, including a special Vladimir Herzog award — one of the most prestigious journalism prizes in Brazil.

“System Update” will expand the reach of Greenwald’s journalism and offer an unmediated channel for a global audience to engage with his work and opinion.

About Glenn Greenwald:

Glenn Greenwald is a co-founder of The Intercept. He is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, “No Place to Hide,” is about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. 

Prior to co-founding The Intercept, Glenn’s column was featured in the Guardian and Salon. He was the debut winner, along with Amy Goodman, of the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and also received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning. For his 2013 NSA reporting, he received the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting; the Gannett Foundation Award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation Watchdog Journalism Award; the Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil (he was the first non-Brazilian to win), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award. The NSA reporting he led for the Guardian was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

About The Intercept:

The Intercept is an award-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on surveillance, war, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more.

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