Irish Examiner: Michael McGrath: Whistleblowers’ bill will put burden of proof onto employer

Michael McGrath: Whistleblowers' bill will put burden of proof onto employerThis article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.The principles of openness, transparency, and accountability should be at the core of government and public administration. The embodiment of these principles in the day to day operation of public institutions is necessary to support [...]

2021-10-11T11:54:08-04:00October 10th, 2021|In The News, International|

The American Prospect: The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency

The Corruption of the Afghan Presidency This op-ed was written by our Investigator Zach Kopplin and was originally published here. Before last month, when he fled in disgrace as his country fell to the Taliban, Afghanistan’s former president, Ashraf Ghani, was unusual among American-backed despots. He appealed to Washington’s foreign-policy elite, with his technocrat [...]

2021-09-23T10:01:20-04:00September 20th, 2021|In The News, International|

Miami Herald: U.S. special counsel lays blame on DEA in bungled Haiti drug-trafficking case

U.S. special counsel lays blame on DEA in bungled Haiti drug-trafficking case This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Staff Attorney Samantha Feinstein and was originally published here. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in Haiti mishandled a major investigation into a Colombian ship loaded with hundreds of kilos of cocaine and heroin, [...]

Tokenhell: World Bank Does Not Want Any Part In BTC Revolution of El Salvador

World Bank Does Not Want Any Part In BTC Revolution Of El Salvador This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In recent news, the World Bank has now refused to take part in the so-called ‘Bitcoin (BTC) revolution’ currently being spearheaded by El Salvador following President Bukele’s decision to legalise the [...]

CRYPTOSLATE: World Bank wants no part in El Salvador’s Bitcoin revolution

World Bank wants no part in El Salvador’s Bitcoin revolution This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The World Bank has refused to assist El Salvador with integrating Bitcoin into its financial infrastructure, a report on Reuters said today. The Central American country made history last week as it passed a bill making Bitcoin legal tender. [...]

The National: Central Bank of the UAE sets up whistleblowing channel to report misconduct

Central Bank of the UAE sets up whistleblowing channel to report misconduct This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The Central Bank of the UAE has set up a new whistleblowing portal allowing employees and other parties to report concerns about misconduct. The portal is "an encrypted channel that allows internal [...]

Open Letter to #WHA74: Support COVID-19 whistleblower Dr. Zambon

Ms. Dasho Dechen Wangmo President of the World Health Assembly 26 May 2021 Dear Ms. Dechen Wangmo and members of the World Health Assembly, As the Seventy-Fourth World Health Assembly dedicated to building a healthier, safer and fairer world is held this week, the Whistleblowing International Network, Transparency International, and the Government Accountability Project, with [...]

2021-05-27T10:23:57-04:00May 27th, 2021|International, Letter|

Letter from NGOs to Secretary Blinken to Assist Haitian Government in Fighting Corruption

May 4, 2021 Antony J. Blinken U.S. Secretary of State 2201 C St NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary, Recent violent protests in Port-au-Prince underscore the Haitian people’s acute frustration with weak democratic governance, systemic corruption and the severe poverty that results from the avarice of government officials. The most glaring example of this [...]

2021-05-05T16:41:40-04:00May 5th, 2021|International, Letter|

Defense One: Today’s D Brief: Biden on US leadership; China’s space station; Air Force One, delayed; Cost estimate jumps on interceptor; And a bit more.

Today's D Brief: Biden on US leadership; China’s space station; Air Force One, delayed; Cost estimate jumps on interceptor; And a bit more. This article features our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. “American leadership means ending the forever war in Afghanistan,” President Joe Biden said in his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, [...]

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project: How Afghanistan’s President Helped His Brother Secure Lucrative Mining Deals with a U.S. Contractor

How Afghanistan’s President Helped His Brother Secure Lucrative Mining Deals with a U.S. Contractor This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here.  Afghanistan’s crags and valleys hold at least a trillion dollars’ worth of minerals, first mapped by Soviet geologists in the 1970s. Local warlords and foreign powers have [...]