Media Center

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Government Accountability Project’s experts and our whistleblower clients work in close partnership with the media. Our communications team seeks to amplify the impact of our clients’ disclosures by closely collaborating with journalists, reporters, and other members of the media.

To schedule an interview with a Government Accountability Project expert or client, email Andrew Harman, Communications Director at [email protected] or call (202) 457-0034 ext. 156.

Press Releases

USDA Whistleblower Rights for Corporate Producers

Government Accountability Project praised the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural and Marketing Service for its rule that creates the nation’s first whistleblower protection for non-employees such as contract farmers and other producers of government-approved meat and poultry.

April 12th, 2024|

Government Accountability Project Applauds Biden Administration for Issuing Strong Protections for an Independent Civil Service

The rule, issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), will strengthen protections for nonpartisan civil servants across the country — the federal employees who serve the public regardless of the political affiliation of the President or partisan divides in Congress — from being replaced with political loyalists.

April 5th, 2024|

Mourning the Death of Boeing Whistleblower John Barnett

Yesterday, Boeing whistleblower and former client, John Barnett, was confirmed dead at the age of 62 after heroically testifying in intense depositions against his former employer in a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit. We send condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Barnett and to his entire legal team at Knowles Law Firm.   

March 13th, 2024|

Announcing the Winners of the 20th Annual Ridenhour Prizes

March 13, 2024  Announcing the Winners of the 20th Annual Ridenhour Prizes  WASHINGTON – Today, we announced the recipients of the prestigious Ridenhour Prizes. Lea Ypi, author of Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, has been selected for the Book Prize. ‘The Janes,’ [...]

March 13th, 2024|

‘Free’ Author Awarded Ridenhour Book Prize

Lea Ypi will be awarded the Ridenhour Book Prize for her memoir, Free: Coming of Age at the End of History. The book captures Ypi’s recollections of coming of age during the collapse of communist Albania in December 1990 and the paradoxes of freedom that came with a presumably freer democratic and capitalistic nation.

March 12th, 2024|

Blog Posts

Who Was Ron Ridenhour?

When you hear the word “hero,” do you think of someone with superhuman strength or someone you know? The Ridenhour Prizes celebrates ordinary people who step forward and help others in times of need. Whether it is a singular act of heroism, or a life dedicated to helping others, the selfless acts of everyday heroes have changed the course of history.

February 21st, 2024|

Press Hits

The Washington Post: Gag orders are still hampering federal whistleblowers, agency warns

Agencies use gag orders because “controlling the flow of information is the key to avoiding accountability that’s unwanted,” said Tom Devine, legal director of the nonprofit Government Accountability Project that works with whistleblowers. Gag orders are “more destructive than retaliation [against whistleblowers],” he added, “because the information never gets out in the first place.”

April 12th, 2024|

Fox News: Was East Palestine an EPA misstep?

"Watchdog group Government Accountability Project obtained emails after making a public records request. It's conclusion: 'Taken as a whole, these documents reveal EPA's dereliction of duty to protect the public and the environment.'"

April 4th, 2024|