Whistleblower Rights

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 has [...]

Press Release: Top Advocacy Organizations Partner to Represent Whistleblowers and Protect the Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2020   Top Advocacy Organizations Partner to Represent Whistleblowers and Protect the Election Democracy Protection Initiative helps whistleblowers disclose the truth to protect the election WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project is joined by American Constitution Society, American Oversight, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Georgetown Law’s Institute for [...]

VOA: Lawmakers Criticize Trump Administration Changes at US-funded Media Networks

Lawmakers Criticize Trump Administration Changes at US-funded Media Networks This article features our clients Jamie Fly, Amanda Bennett, and Grant Turner and was originally published here. U.S. lawmakers from both parties said Thursday that they feared the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded broadcasters were at risk of losing credibility with foreign audiences because of [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Launches Democracy Protection Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2020   Government Accountability Project Launches Democracy Protection Initiative New nonpartisan program aims to safeguard election from threats through whistleblower advocacy and representation   WASHINGTON — Today, Government Accountability Project launches the Democracy Protection Initiative, a nonpartisan program designed to support and protect employees who choose to blow the whistle [...]

2020-09-16T14:07:57-04:00September 16th, 2020|Federal Whistleblowers, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

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 [...]

Shadowproof: Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts

Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and finally grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their cases. All private sector whistleblower laws since 2002 have included court [...]

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act WASHINGTON — This morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act to strengthen federal workers’ right to communicate with Congress without fear [...]

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting Composite Legislation to Strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012 WASHINGTON ­– Today, 10 organizations in The Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) Steering Committee praised House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) [...]

WNYC: Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before This show features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director Tom Devine and originally aired here. In recent months, we've been able to witness police misconduct from anywhere in the nation, via smartphone video captured by civilians and activists on the ground. More often than not, though, the only witnesses to police [...]

House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020 House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation Government Accountability Project Praises the Whistleblower Protection Empowerment Act as a Step Toward More Comprehensive Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020 to reauthorize the U.S. Merit Systems [...]

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