The Hill: The world abandoned COVID-19’s best antidote: Whistleblowers

The world abandoned COVID-19’s best antidote: Whistleblowers This op-ed was written by our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy International Director Samantha Feinstein and was originally published here. Dr. Wenliang Li is now a Chinese folk hero. In the winter months of 2019, before the deadly pandemic took hold across the world, Dr. Li spoke [...]

Above the Law: Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration

Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Michael Pack was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media an agency that oversees, among others, Voice of America under the Trump Administration. While he was in charge of USAGM, Pack alleged there was a “deep [...]

Law Society of Ireland Gazette: Remove economic barriers for whistleblowers – IBA

Remove economic barriers for whistleblowers – IBA This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The International Bar Association (IBA) has published a report that tracks the records of whistleblower laws in 38 countries, and probes the successes and shortcomings of these laws. Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? A Global Study of Whistleblower [...]

HuffPost Canada: Canada’s Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last In International Rankings

Canada's Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last In International Rankings This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. OTTAWA — Canada is at the bottom of an international ranking of countries with whistleblower protection, lagging behind Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Botswana. A report released Tuesday by the U.S.-based Government Accountability Project and the U.K.-based [...]

Augusta Free Press: Bipartisan coalition reintroducing House legislation to prevent insider trading

Bipartisan coalition reintroducing House legislation to prevent insider trading This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Seventh District Democrat Abigail Spanberger is reintroducing legislation to prevent insider trading by members of Congress. Spanberger’s Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust (TRUST) in Congress Act would increase transparency and reduce opportunities for nefarious activity to occur [...]

The Washington Times: Advocacy groups form coalition to urge whistleblowers to expose election interference

Advocacy groups form coalition to urge whistleblowers to expose election interference This article features Government Accountability Project and our Democracy Protection Initiative and was originally published here. An organization called the Government Accountability Project says it has partnered with more than 20 advocacy groups to encourage whistleblowers reporting election interference to go public with their findings,  [...]

Letter: Center for Excellence in Higher Education Coalition to Secretary Devos

October 14, 2020 Secretary Betsy DeVos U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary DeVos: We urge the U.S. Department of Education to promptly address issues raised by the recent Colorado state court decision finding pervasive fraudulent abuse of federal financial aid programs by institutions affiliated with the Center for [...]

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NPR: VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees

VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Two political appointees at the federal agency that oversees the Voice of America recently investigated one of its most prominent journalists to make the case he was biased against President Trump. NPR [...]

The Detroit News: Trump rape accuser says slander isn’t a presidential duty

Trump rape accuser says slander isn’t a presidential duty This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  The New York advice columnist who claims President Donald Trump raped her in a department store dressing room two decades ago asked a judge to deny a Justice Department request to substitute the U.S. government [...]

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 2)

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 2)  This series assesses the current state of the pipeline industry, with consideration of future prospects for pipeline development and the potential downsides they represent. Part 1 provided an overview of the role of public opinion in the development of infrastructure projects. Part 2 will look at the courts and whistleblowers as [...]