TIME: Watch: This Short Documentary Offers a Rare, Powerful Glimpse Into Immigration Detention

Watch: This Short Documentary Offers a Rare, Powerful Glimpse Into Immigration Detention This article excerpt features information from Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Dawn Wooten, and was originally published here. The film was shot in part inside Irwin County Detention Center, an ICE facility in Ocilla, Georgia that made headlines in 2020 after a [...]

2021-12-02T15:39:45-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Coronavirus, ICE Detention, In The News, Top Tier Outlet|

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: New film explores Georgia immigration jail through a COVID-19 lens

New film explores Georgia immigration jail through a COVID-19 lens This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Dawn Wooten, and was originally published here. As COVID-19 began spreading through a South Georgia immigration jail, one detainee fashioned a face mask from a sock. Another used a headphone cord to secure a plastic cup [...]

2021-12-02T15:32:57-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Coronavirus Whistleblowers, ICE Detention, In The News|

The Hill: Advocates urge Senate to vote on nominees for board reviewing whistleblower claims

Advocates urge Senate to vote on nominees for board reviewing whistleblower claims This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Good governance groups are urging Senate leaders of both parties to revive the now-defunct board that reviews whistleblower claims by filling vacancies that have left it without [...]

2021-12-01T12:35:09-05:00December 1st, 2021|Federal Whistleblowers, In The News, MSPB, US Government|

The Intercept: Pfizer is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud

Pfizer is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In the case of Pfizer’s record settlement, whistleblowers charged that the company promoted Bextra for uses that were not approved by the FDA, placing patients at risk for heart attack and stroke. [...]

2021-12-01T09:30:36-05:00November 29th, 2021|Big Pharma, In The News, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Government Executive: Biden Taps Veteran Journalist to Lead Global Media Agency

Biden Taps Veteran Journalist to Lead Global Media Agency This article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. President Biden formally nominated on Monday a veteran journalist to lead the global media agency, as it works to continue building trust and credibility in the post-Trump era.Amanda Bennett previously [...]

2021-11-17T11:36:26-05:00November 17th, 2021|In The News, VOA Whistleblowers|

Government Executive: Almost 150 Groups Call for Better Whistleblower Protections for Contractors, Grantees

Almost 150 Groups Call for Better Whistleblower Protections for Contractors, Grantees This article features Government Accountability Project’s sign-on letter to Congress and was originally published here. A diverse coalition of almost 150 organizations is calling on Congress to support a provision to better protect contractors and grantees who blow the whistle on mismanagement and [...]

2021-11-10T12:18:33-05:00November 10th, 2021|In The News, NDAA, Whistleblower Rights|

The Washington Newsday: A Facebook Whistleblower Sits Atop the Public Relations Behemoth

A Facebook Whistleblower Sits Atop the Public Relations Behemoth This article features our Senior International Fellow, Vigjilenca Abazi, and was originally published here. A Facebook whistleblower sits atop the public relations behemoth. Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, came onto the stage in Portugal to thunderous acclaim, the latest step in a path that [...]

2021-11-03T10:17:12-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Big Tech, In The News|

Voices of America: Congress Urged to Revisit Editorial Firewall Protections of US-Funded Media Networks

Congress Urged to Revisit Editorial Firewall Protections of US-Funded Media NetworksThis article features Government Accountability Project’s Senior Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here.A government report is recommending that Congress pass legislation to better define editorial firewalls at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees VOA.The Government Accountability Office, which audits U.S. government [...]

2021-10-29T10:43:04-04:00October 29th, 2021|In The News, Press Freedom, VOA Whistleblowers|