Prague Daily Monitor: Corruption Whistle-Blower Michalek Running for Senate
Libor Michalek, the former head of the Czech Republic's Environmental Fund who blew the whistle on corruption at the Ministry of Environment, has been nominated by multiple parties to, and will, run in the upcoming Czech Senate elections this autumn. Michalek is considered to be one of the young country's most notable historical whistleblowers.
GAP interviewed Michalek for a special international episode of Whistle Where You Work last year, which detailed the current state of whistleblowing in the Czech Republic.
We Need More "Disruptive" Food Integrity Whistleblowers
GAP's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) responds to the New York Times article published this week that focuses on the "disruptive" character traits of an FDA whistleblower impacted by the agency's recent surveillance scandal. FIC lists brave whistleblowers (and GAP clients) who had to stir up trouble where they worked in order to expose wrongdoing and threats to public health.
AFP: Malaysian Opposition Whistle-Blower Charged
A Malaysian political strategist has been charged for illegally disclosing bank account details after blowing the whistle on the misuse of government funds. He said the government "is not prepared to protect whistleblowers, but persecute them instead."
Legal Newsline: Report – Former D.C. AG Employee Files Whistleblower Suit
A former section chief of the District of Columbia Attorney General's Office said she was fired after voicing concerns about reorganization plans that would create conflicts of interest. She has filed a lawsuit accusing the office of violating D.C.'s whistleblower protection law.
RT: Key WikiLeaks Supporter Bashes Assange and Triggers a Rift Among Whistleblowers
David House, friend of Bradley Manning – the soldier accused of giving classified information to WikiLeaks – and known proponent of the site, is apparently rethinking his support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the New York Times op-ed hoax over the weekend. WikiLeaks took responsibility for a fake op-ed defending the site that appeared to be written by former Times editor Bill Keller. House posted a number of criticisms on Twitter, stating that "the shortcomings of Assange's leadership will continue to put WikiLeaks' supporters at risk."
Sarah Damian is New Media Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.