Clark, Kathleen, “White Paper on the Law of Whistleblowing.” SSRN, November 1, 2012.

Ethics Resource Center, “Inside the Mind of a Whistleblower: A Supplemental Report of the

2011 National Business Ethics Survey. 2012.

Friedersdorf, Conor, “The Most Famous Whistleblowers on Why They Leaked.” The Atlantic, July 25, 2014.

Gold, Dana L., “Introduction: Speaking Up for Justice, Suffering Injustice: Whistleblower

Protection and the Need for Reform.” Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 11.2 (2012): 555-572.

Meyer, Dan and David Berenbaum, “The Wasp’s Nest: Intelligence Community Whistleblowing & Source Protection,” Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 8.1 (2015): 1-49.

McCutcheon, Chuck, “Whistleblowers,” CQ Researcher, 24.5 (Jan. 31, 2014): 97-114.

Schwellenbach, Nick, “Survivor’s Guide to Being a Successful Whistleblower in the Federal Government.” Just Security,  Feb. 22, 2017.

Taibbi, Matt, “A Whistleblower’s Horror Story.” Rolling Stone, February 18, 2015.

Zuckerman, Jason and Eric Bachman, “The Whistleblower Protection Act: Federal Employees to Root Out Waste, Fraud and Abuse.” Zuckerman Law, Accessed October 8, 2017.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The ACLU is a non-partisan nonprofit working to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed under the Constitution, with particular focus on First Amendment rights.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)

A merger of the Ethics Resource Center and the Ethics & Compliance Association, ECI conducts independent research and benchmarking related to ethics in the workplace and offers extensive resources and education opportunities for ethics and compliance practitioners.


ExposeFacts is a journalism organization that aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war. They offer legal support to national security whistleblowers as well through their Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR).

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Freedom of the Press Foundation protects and defends adversarial journalism in the 21st century using crowdfunding, digital security, and internet advocacy to support journalists and whistleblowers worldwide. Excellent resource for guides and other information on protecting security and privacy in the age of mass surveillance.

Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. A non-partisan, non-profit public-interest group that litigates whistleblower cases, helps expose wrongdoing to the public, and actively promotes government and corporate accountability. Since its founding in 1977, the Government Accountability Project has helped over 8,000 whistleblowers.

Make it Safe Campaign & Coalition (MISC)

This nonpartisan, trans-ideological coalition of good government, taxpayer watchdog, transparency, consumer, professional, libertarian, and labor organizations is the umbrella for nearly all organized whistleblower rights advocacy in the U.S.

National Whistleblower Center (NWC)

NWC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting employees’ lawful disclosure of waste, fraud, and abuse. Their website has extensive reference to existing whistleblower protection laws and other resources related to whistleblowing.

Open The Government (OTG)

Open The Government is a non-partisan coalition of government accountability and transparency organizations that works together to shine a spotlight on government secrecy efforts.

Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

POGO is a nonpartisan, independent watchdog organization that promotes good government reforms by investigating and exposing corruption, misconduct and conflicts of interest POGO frequently works with government whistleblowers to and other inside sources to document evidence of corruption, waste, fraud and abuse.

Press Freedom Defense Fund

The Press Freedom Defense Fund provides essential legal support for journalists, news organizations, and whistleblowers who are targeted by powerful figures because they have tried to bring to light information that is in the public interest and necessary for a functioning democracy.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

PEER is a national alliance of local state and federal government scientists, land managers, environmental law enforcement agents, field specialists and other resource professionals committed to responsible management of America’s public resources.

Transparency International (TI)

TI, based in Berlin with chapters in more than 100 countries, works to build a world where “government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.” Part of their work focuses on supporting whistleblower rights as an important tool in the identifying and addressing corruption.

Whistleblower Aid

Whistleblower Aid is a new non-profit law firm that focuses on federal government whistleblowers, with special emphasis on helping employees expose wrongdoing without unlawfully releasing classified information.

Whistleblowing International Network (WIN)

The Whistleblowing International Network is an emerging global coalition of organizations with experience advising whistleblowers and protecting them through the courts, in the press and in national legislatures. Government Accountability Project is a founding member of the Network.


Alford, C. Fred. Whistleblowers: Broken Lives and Organizational Power. Ithaca: Cornell

University Press, 2001.

Bass, Alison. Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on

Trial. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2008.

Bolkovac, Kathryn and Cari Lynn. The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and

One Woman’s Fight for Justice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Brown, A.J., David Lewis, Richard E. Moberly and Wim Vandekerckhove, eds., International Handbook on Whistleblowing Research, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.

Cooper, Cynthia. Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower.

Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Devine, Tom and Tarek F. Maassarani. The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide: A

Handbook for Committing the Truth. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2011.

Edwards, Beatrice. The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to Be

Afraid. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2014.

Gentile, Mary. Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right.

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010.

Glazer, Myron Peretz and Penina Migdal Glazer. The Whistleblowers: Exposing Corruption in

Government and Industry. New York: Basic Books, 1989.

Government Accountability Project, Project on Government Oversight, and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The Art of Anonymous Activism: Serving the Public While Surviving Public Service (PDF), 2002 (updated version forthcoming).

Kidder, Rushworth M. Moral Courage. New York: William Morrow, 2005.

Kohn, Stephen. The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself. Lyons Press; 3rd Ed, 2017.

Lipman, Frederick. Whistleblowers: Incentives, Disincentives, and Protection Strategies.

Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Miceli, Marcia, Janet Near and Terry Morehead Dworkin. Whistle-Blowing in Organizations. New

York: Routledge, 2008.

Press, Eyal. Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience

in Dark Times. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

Radack, Jesselyn. Traitor: The Whistleblower and the “American Taliban.” Whistleblower Press, 2012.


All The President’s Men (Warner Brothers, 1976)

Citizenfour (Praxis Films, 2014)

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures, 2005)

Food, Inc. (Participant Media, 2008)

Serpico (Paramount Pictures, 1973)

Silenced (Naked Edge Films, 2014)

Silkwood (20th Century Fox, 1983)

Snowden (Open Road Films, 2016)

The Constant Gardener (Focus Features, 2005)

The Informant (Participant Media, 2009)

The Insider (Touchstone Pictures 2009)

The Whistleblower (Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2011)

The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (First Run Features, 2009)

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (Brave New Films, 2013)


Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, “The Ethics of Whistle-Blowing,” PBS (February 14, 2014).

Casey, Libby, “What Is a Whistleblower,” in How to Be a Journalist series, The Washington Post (January 11, 2018).

Ferrer, Alex (host), Whistleblower.” CBS, (Multiple Episodes, 2018).

Heffernan, Margaret, “The Dangers of Willful Blindness,” TEDxDanubia (March 2013).

Starrs, Jenny, “Here’s how the Constitution protects leakers and whistleblowers.” The Washington Post (August 4, 2017)).