Amnesty International hosts In Conversation with Edward Snowden (Tuesday 2 June)

 

 

Twitter users invited to submit questions to Edward Snowden using hashtag #AskSnowden to @AmnestyUK 

Event will be live-streamed via Amnesty’s Youtube Channel 

 

To mark two years since the ‘Snowden revelations’, Amnesty International will host a live Q&A with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday 2 June at its Shoreditch headquarters. 

 

In June 2013, Edward Snowden disclosed information about mass surveillance practices carried out by USA National Security Agency. Two years on, the information Snowden revealed has changed how we think about the technology we use – and prompted Amnesty International to challenge the unlawful use of sensitive information by governments including the US and UK.

 

Tickets for this 250-capacity audience with Edward Snowden are selling fast. 

 

Edward Snowden will appear on video live-link to an audience and will be asked questions by Tanya O'Carroll, Amnesty International Adviser on Technology and Human Rights, and Eric King, Deputy Director of Privacy International. 

 

The event will be live-streamed via Amnesty’s Youtube channel and people are invited to ask Edward Snowden their own questions by tweeting @AmnestyUK using the hashtag #AskSnowden. 

 

The live-link Q&A will be followed by a screening of Citizenfour, the Oscar-winning feature documentary by Laura Poitras which follows Snowden, code-named 'Citizenfour' as he reveals to Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald the mass surveillance information that shocked the world.

 

Event details

What: Q&A with Edward Snowden

Where: Amnesty International UK, 17 – 25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A

When: Tuesday 2 June 2015, 7pm  

To book: visit www.amnesty.org.uk/events 

 

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