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Pulitzer Prize an 'Undeniable Validation' of Snowden's Disclosures

(Washington, DC) – Earlier today, The Guardian US and The Washington Post won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Each newspaper earned this distinction for its "revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency." These stories are a direct result of NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden's disclosures.

GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards commented on the news:

NSA Whistleblowers Binney, Drake to Speak at West Chester University

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, April 23, two prominent figures in the ongoing debate over constitutional privacy rights in the face of the growing national security surveillance state will speak at West Chester University (WCU). The event is part of the Government Accountability Project's (GAP) collegiate program, the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability, which brings whistleblowers to universities nationwide.

Human Trafficking, Climate Change Whistleblowers Coming to Stanford University

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, April 22, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) brings its collegiate program, the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability, to Stanford University.

The Tour stop features whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac discussing U.N. peacekeepers' involvement in human trafficking and forced prostitution. White House whistleblower Rick Piltz will explain how the George W. Bush administration censored climate science reports intended for the public and Congress.

Statement of Make It Safe Coalition on 25th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection Act

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) marks the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the primary law ensuring freedom of speech and accountability in the federal workplace, and the model for occupational free speech globally.

The MISC statement reads:

Poultry Inspection Whistleblower Coming to Temple University

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, April 3, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will bring the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability to Temple University. The Tour stop will feature whistleblower Phyllis McKelvey, who has collected more than 196,000 petition signatures to publicly raise serious safety concerns about the USDA's proposed poultry inspection model.

UNC Challenged for Smearing Athlete-Literacy Whistleblower

University Officials Retaliate Against Vindicated Whistleblower

(Washington, DC) – Today, March 21, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing its March 6 letter sent to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Chancellor Carol Folt regarding university officials' efforts to smear whistleblower Mary Willingham. A literacy specialist, Willingham disclosed that many past UNC-CH student-athletes could not read at a third-grade level.

Coalition Applauds Committee Vote to Extend Whistleblower Rights

(Washington, DC) – The Steering Committee for the Make It Safe Coalition of more than 50 NGOs supporting whistleblower rights applauds yesterday's passage of the All Circuit Review Extension Act (H.R. 4197) by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Primary sponsor and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md) introduced the legislation, joined by original co-sponsors Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Ca), Federal Workforce Subcommittee Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Tx), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) and Gerald Connolly (D-Va). The measure was approved by voice vote, without dissent.

American Whistleblower Tour: Syracuse, SUNY Cortland & SUNY Upstate Medical 3/25-3/27/14

During the last week of March, a rare congregation of notable and headline-making whistleblowers will visit Syracuse University, SUNY Cortland, and SUNY Upstate Medical as part of the Government Accountability Project's (GAP) acclaimed American Whistleblower Tour, a collegiate effort that has brought prominent truth-tellers to speak directly to thousands of students over the past three years.

Reminder: Prominent Government Whistleblowers at Princeton Today

(Washington, DC) – Today at 4:30 p.m., prominent government whistleblowers will visit Princeton University and relay their stories of standing up for truth and persevering despite harsh retaliation. Two notable newsmakers will participate: Cathy Harris, former senior inspector for the U.S. Customs Service who disclosed the practice of discriminatory racial profiling, and Thomas Tamm, former Department of Justice attorney who disclosed the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping during the George W. Bush administration.

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