US whistle blower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian members of parliament.  

The two have nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize has contributed to the trust between nations with his data monitoring activity, contributing to more peaceful and stable relations between countries.  

"His actions have reintroduced trust and transparency as guiding principles in security.  These values cannot be overstated," the two wrote in their nomination.  The pair believe that Edward Snowden has made great leaps in government transparency and great knowledge in how monitoring take place in society and how states spy on their own citizens.  

The pair are convinced Snowden should win the Nobel prize because they are convinced that there has been great public policy change and debate in the wake of Snowden's whistle blowing.  

Edward Snowden is currently living in Russia in temporary asylum after disclosing government secrets on surveillance programs and spying on the public.  He faces criminal charges for treason if he returns to the USA.  The list of Nobel Peace Prize finalists will be confirmed on March 4th, with the winner announced on October the 4th. 

The Peace Prize has had some controversial nominees and winners in the past, including Vladimir Putin, Yasser Arafat and Barack Obama.