HuffPost Live: CIA Officer to Prison
In the wake of headline news about GAP client and CIA-Torture whistleblower John Kiriakou, GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack appeared on both HuffPost Live and the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss Kiriakou's case and the Obama administration's treatment of national security whistleblowers.
Related Article: Wall Street Journal
Washington Post: Obama Statement Concerns Whistleblower Advocates, But Will It Have Much Impact?
Follow-up coverage on President Obama's signing statement last week regarding the newly passed whistleblower provisions for federal contractors in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013.
Key Quote: Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project, called the White House statement “mere background noise that repeats timeless government boilerplate about executive branch powers.” He cautioned, however, that the statement’s “rhetorical fluff . . . could create a chilling effect.”
Associated Press: US Seeks to Bar Evidence of GI's Motive from WikiLeaks Trial; Pretrial Hearing Set for 4 Days
Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of passing classified information on to WikiLeaks, returns to a military courtroom today for what is expected to be a four-day hearing. This hearing will reportedly focus on Manning's motivation for allegedly releasing materials to others. While Manning allegedly "told an online confidant he leaked the material because he wanted people to see the truth," the defense is arguing that the motivation is irrelevant.
Indiana University: Study Defines When Disclosing a Whistleblower's Identity, Like in an Email, Becomes Retaliation
A new study by two professors at the University of Indiana seeks to define if, and when, the public identification of a whistleblower itself becomes a form of retaliation. The paper has won academic awards.
The Majority Report with Sam Seder: Best of 2012 – Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower & Jesselyn Radack & Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Over the holiday break, the Sam Seder radio program rebroadcast a long-form interview with GAP's Radack and NSA whistleblower/GAP client Thomas Drake, selecting the talk as one of the program's best of 2012.
Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.