Last month, Idaho became the first state to pass an anti-whistleblower Ag Gag bill since 2012. A group of organizations and journalists filed a lawsuit this week to overturn the law, which criminalizes whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing on farms via undercover video. GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign intends to submit an amicus brief in opposition to the new law.
Earlier this week, NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden appeared via satellite at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada. A partial transcript of his chat is available here, which provides a solid summary (in Snowden’s own words) of what different NSA programs do and why they should be of concern to individuals everywhere.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered the DISH satellite network to pay a former employee more than $250,000 for blacklisting him after he left the company following accusations of corporate fraud.
Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director for the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.