The person who arguably generated more global headlines than any other was a previously-unknown IT worker from the United States. While on a job at the CIA, he didn’t like what he saw. So Edward Snowden went public telling the world just how far and wide America‘s electronic surveillance really went. But the truth had consequences. Gayane Chichakyan reports on how the NSA whistleblower joined a long list of those persecuted for exposing government secrets.