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100 Reporters – Freedom of Information: World Bank Lags Behind Many Member States

March 13, 2015

In a recent article by the news outlet 100Reporters, it was noted that email communications from a high-powered official with “immense influence in public policy decision around the world” would not be made public.

And they weren’t talking about Hillary Clinton…

Rolling Stone: A Whistleblower's Horror Story

February 19, 2015

This article is another must read...

Years after blowing the whistle on Countrywide, a firm so bogged down with evidence of fraud that finding it was, “like finding a haystack on a pile of needles…Impossible to miss,” Michael Winston is mired in court battles and fighting for his life. All for exposing practices that some say nearly lead to a global financial meltdown.

Deutsche Welle: Q&A with Richard Bowen

January 16, 2015

Listen to this interview with GAP client and former Citigroup executive Richard Bowen, who faced retaliation after raising concerns that roughly 60 percent of prime mortgages were defective, as well as Citigroup’s practice of lowering its standards for subprime mortgage pools.

100 Reporters: United Nations in Haiti – When Peacekeepers Turn Predators

January 12, 2015

GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards is quoted in this thorough piece about allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping officers in Haiti, and a whistleblower who alleges retaliation for reporting it.

Read the full story here.

 

Transparency International: TI Condemns Arrest of Anti-Corruption Investigative Journalist in Azerbaijan

December 09, 2014

Transparency International is deeply concerned by the arrest and the charges brought by a court in Azerbaijan against Khadija Ismayilova (XadicaIsmayil), a journalist and human rights defender who specialises in reporting on corruption, and calls for her immediate release.

Ismayilova was arrested after months of harassment and sentenced to two months pre-trial detention on the charge of "inciting a man to take his life". If convicted, she faces up to seven years in jail.

Washington Examiner: Bad things happen to whistleblowers when watchdogs become attack dogs

December 03, 2014

By MARK FLATTEN

Terrance Peterson was trained in the military to report wrongdoing, regardless of the consequences.

That code of integrity did not serve him well after he reported wrongdoing to the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general.

In January 2013, Peterson complained to the IG about unsanitary conditions at the Wilmington, Del., VA hospital where he worked. He had filed previous complaints that veterans faced needless delays in getting care.

Washington Examiner: IGs form front line of war on waste and fraud, but weak links remain

December 01, 2014

By MARK FLATTEN

Allegations against top officials at the State Department were devastating and had to be suppressed, so the agency’s inspector general quickly obliged, delivering what amounted to a cover-up of a cover-up.

What happened at the State Department is not unusual, recent disclosures show.

Inspectors general are supposed to be the independent watchdogs within federal departments and agencies, exposing waste and corruption while protecting the whistleblowers who raise charges of wrongdoing and inefficiency.

The Independent: Darfur attacks – UN puts up a wall of silence over latest violence in Sudan

November 30, 2014

By SAM MASTERS

Aicha Elbasri thought the war was over. The conflict in Darfur was no more; now the process of rebuilding lives and relocating the millions of displaced could begin.

News Record: Silenced – Whistleblower Documentary Debuts in Amsterdam

November 26, 2014

By ANNE SEWELL

The ground-breaking documentary film, Silenced, was screened at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, running from November 21 to November 24. The film highlights the experiences of some of the top whistleblowers in the United States of America.

The Guardian: 'There were hundreds of us crying out for help' – the afterlife of the whistleblower

November 22, 2014

By ANDREW SMITH

In his former life, Dr Raj Mattu was an internationally recognised cardiologist. On course for a professorship in London, he nonetheless jumped at the chance to return to his home town of Coventry in 1997, to set up a medical school at Warwick University and help turn the large district Walsgrave hospital into a teaching facility. It was a choice he would live to regret.

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