Watchdog groups urge whistleblowing awareness amid attacks on transparency

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Freedom of Information Committee Washington DC chapter invite you to a Sunshine Week panel discussing the role of journalists in whistleblowing. The panelists will share their first-hand experiences, provide tips and best practices for working with whistleblowers, and examine the intersection of whistleblowing and journalism in the modern age.

Participants include whistleblowers Brandon Coleman, an ex-Marine and addiction specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs who now works in the VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, and Larry Criscione, an engineer and Reliability and Risk Analyst with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Journalists Joe Davidson of the Washington Post, and Jenna McLaughlin of CNN will share how they have worked to verify and report their sources’ information while minimizing their risk of retaliation.

GAP’s Director of Education, Dana Gold will moderate the event with SPJ’s Freedom of Information Committee Chair, Danielle McLean.

WHEN: March 14, 2018, 7:00–9:00 PM (refreshments provided)

WHERE: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Room 518 Washington, DC 20008

COST: FREE

RSVP: Space is limited! Reserve your seat here.

Contact: Dana Gold, GAP Director of Education and Strategic Partnerships
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 160
Email: danag@whistleblower.org

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.

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