Snowden to speak at SXSW

NSA leaker Edward Snowden will speak via videoconference at South By Southwest, the festival has announced.

Snowden in Moscow last July. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch, Tanya Lokshina)

Snowden joins Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian reporter who continues to break stories based on Snowden-provided documents at new site the Intercept, as a festival participant. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will also be interviewed at SXSW via satellite phone.

Snowden will speak with Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union, on Monday. The Texas Tribune will provide a livestream of the session.

SXSW Interactive runs this Friday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 11 in Austin, Texas.

Note: Hugh Forrest, SXSW Interactive’s director, is a member of Poynter’s National Advisory Board.

Related: Poynter at SXSW: Schedule of sessions focused on the news media

  • Sam Kirkland

    Sam Kirkland is Poynter's digital media fellow, focusing on mobile and social media trends. Previously, he worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as a digital editor, where he helped launch digital magazines and ebooks in addition to other web duties.


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