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Whistleblower Safety Equals Public Safety

Staff, July 24, 2015

“A government watchdog has ordered the CIA and the Pentagon to re-investigate retaliation allegations brought by two intelligence employees who accused their agencies of major institutional failings.”

Taking Stock of the Success of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions

Dallas Hammer and Jason Zuckerman, July 21, 2015

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I Whistle, You Whistle – Looking For Best Practices Around the World

Tania Sanchez, Open Government Guide Coordinator, July 16, 2015

Whistleblower Harassment Now Extended to Those Who Tell Their Stories

Staff, July 15, 2015

Oscar, Pulitzer, and Academy Award-winning documentarian Laura Poitras, who told the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in her documentary Citizenfour, has been detained by US Border Patrol at least 50 times, without any legitimate explanation, upon trying to reenter the country. Now, she is fighting back!

If you see something, say something – unless we don’t want you to

Alison Glick, July 13, 2015

Alison Glick is GAP’s International Program Officer and WIN liaison

It shouldn’t be a crime to report a crime, but increasingly it is.

From the land Down Under to the U.S. hinterland, whistleblowers are being threatened with prosecution for exposing abuses in both the public and private sectors – a phenomenon that bodes ill for holding authorities accountable and for protecting basic rights to free speech and information.

The Reemerging Debate on Encryption

Staff, July 10, 2015

“The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned US senators that the threat from the Islamic State merits a “debate” about limiting commercial encryption – the linchpin of digital security – despite a growing chorus of technical experts who say that undermining encryption would prove an enormous boon for hackers, cybercriminals, foreign spies and terrorists.”

A Closer Look at the "Proper Channels" for National Security Whistleblowers

Staff, July 08, 2015

Interestingly enough, Edward Snowden DID spark an extremely useful debate without risking his story getting buried and his voice silenced. There are certainly good people in Congress who have been supportive of Snowden and his revelations, but as a whole, its track record in defending whistleblowers who report waste, fraud abuse, and illegality is abysmal.

GAP's Jesselyn Radack noted she has taken four whistleblowers to Congress and nothing was done.

Jury Awards $1.25M to Railroad Whistleblower

Staff, July 06, 2015

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Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in the CAR not Given Priority by the United Nations

Bea Edwards, July 06, 2015

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