The Guardian Hires Chelsea Manning

The Guardian‘s U.S. news wing announced on Tuesday that it has hired Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley Manning) as a contributing opinion writer.

The Guardian‘s U.S. editor-in-chief Katharine Viner announced the news on Twitter, adding that Manning will write about “war, gender, freedom of information.”

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 after being convicted of leaking classified national security documents to WikiLeaks.

Shortly after sentencing, it was revealed that Manning planned to undergo a sex change.

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Last December, Manning penned an essay for The Guardian alleging the government was denying her civil rights as a transgender woman.

Viner’s tweet breaking the news below:

[h/t Politico]
[Image via screengrab / The Guardian]

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