(Washington, DC) – On July 25, 2013, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will be hosting a conference focusing on the embattled partnership between whistleblowers and journalists in an age of pervasive surveillance. The event will be held at the National Press Club from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and will be moderated by New York Times reporter James Risen and syndicated columnist David Sirota.
Panelists include Cato Institute Research Fellow Julian Sanchez, GAP National Security and Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, EPIC Domestic Surveillance Project Director Amie Stepanovich, former NSA Technical Director William Binney, former NSA Senior Executive Thomas Drake, former NSA Senior Analyst J. Kirk Wiebe, and Telecom Whistleblower Babak Pasdar.
"The war on whistleblowers is also a war on journalists," stated GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards. "These are fundamental challenges to the US Constitution and the civil liberties we enjoy as Americans. We welcome this debate."
The event will be open to the public and will be held in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, located at 529 14th Street, NW in Washington, DC.
A video of the event is now available here.
Contact: Sarah Damian, New Media Associate
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 130
Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation's leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP's mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.