WASHINGTON, DC – The Government Accountability Project and the Society of Professional Journalists invite you to a training that will offer journalists and members of the general public insights from legal professionals on how to work effectively and safely with whistleblowers who report on serious violations of public trust within government and the private sector.

This year, some of the biggest and most important stories broken in DC and beyond have been the result of whistleblowers sharing information with a journalist. Whistleblowers and journalists are essential partners, but those relationships are more at risk than ever.

The topics presented by trained legal experts will include:

  • Whistleblowing 101: What (and who) is a Whistleblower?
  • The Legal Landscape: The Complicated Patchwork of Whistleblower Protection Laws
  • Working with Whistleblowers
    • The Primacy of Trust
    • Unique Challenges of Working with Whistleblowers
  • Practical Pointers
    • Locating Whistleblowers
    • Preserving Anonymity
    • FOIA work based on whistleblowers

WHEN: October 2, 2017, 5:30-7:00 PM (refreshments provided)

WHERE: 640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC, 20001

COST: Free to SPJ members and Georgetown students, $5.00 for non-members

RSVP: Space is limited! Reserve your seat here. Registration closes on October 1. No tickets will be available at the door.


Contact: Dana Gold, GAP Director of Education and Strategic Partnerships
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 160
Email: [email protected]


Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.