- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Guardian U.S. has hired Chelsea Manning as a contributing opinion writer to cover topics on war, gender, and freedom of information, the website’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner announced Tuesday.

Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, will contribute articles occasionally from Fort Leavenworth prison in Kansas and will not be paid for her contributions, Ms. Viner wrote in a staff memo, Politico reported.

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was convicted in 2013 and is serving a 35-year term for releasing classified national security materials to the public.

Shortly after sentencing, it was revealed that Manning was transitioning into a woman. She wrote an essay for The Guardian in December about the troubles she faces as a transgender woman in the U.S. prison system. She had her name legally changed last year.

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