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Edward Snowden will be answering questions submitted by the public on his official support site, freesnowden.is (external - login to view), this Thursday 23 January at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST. The support site is run by The Courage Foundation and is the only endorsed Snowden Defence Fund. (external - login to view)


This is the first Snowden live chat since June 2013 and will last for an hour starting at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST. Questions can be submitted on twitter on the day of the event using the #AskSnowden hashtag. Edward Snowdenís responses will appear at http://www.freesnowden.is/asksnowden (external - login to view)


The live chat comes exactly a week after US President Barack Obama gave an address in response to the public concerns raised by Edward Snowdenís revelations about US surveillance practices. In the live chat, Edward Snowden is expected to give his first reaction to the Presidentís speech.


Courage (formerly the Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund) is a trust, audited by accountants Derek Rothera & Company in the UK, for the purpose of providing legal defence and campaign aid to journalistic sources. It is overseen by an unrenumerated committee of trustees. Edward Snowden is its first recipient.


freesnowden.is (external - login to view) was commissioned by the trustees of Courage to provide information on the threats Edward Snowden faces and what can be done to support him, and details all revelations made to date (external - login to view) in a convenient central archive.








Live Q&A with Edward Snowden: Thursday 23rd January, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST | Free Snowden (external - login to view)