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New whistleblower protection law in France not yet fit for purpose

Anja Osterhaus - Transparency International, June 20, 2016

Check out the full story via Transparency International here!

GAP Welcomes Keith Henderson as 2016 Carvalho Fellow

Staff, June 17, 2016

The Government Accountability Project is pleased to announce that it has selected Keith Henderson as its 2016 Carvalho Fellow. The fellowship is generously funded each year by GAP Board member Getulio P. Carvalho. In this capacity, Professor Henderson will focus his research on the strengths and weaknesses of whistleblower protections at international organizations, and subsequently recommend the most promising avenues for reforms.

Senate Intelligence Committee Reaffirms Need for NRO Whistleblower Protections

Irvin McCullough, June 09, 2016

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) may receive its first congressionally approved Inspector General (IG).

Resignation of UN Whistleblower ‘Appears to Be a Damning Indictment’ of Failed Zero-Tolerance Policy

Bea Edwards, June 08, 2016

This week, Anders Kompass, the Director of the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division of the Officer of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced his resignation. Kompass reported the sexual exploitation and abuse of children by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic and rather than commending him, the High Commissioner ordered him investigated last year for leaking information. 

Whistleblowers "Breaking Through Power"

Irvin McCullough, June 03, 2016

Last week, Ralph Nader hosted hundreds of civic activists for his Breaking Through Power conference. These activists celebrated the 50th anniversary of the consumer advocate’s book, Unsafe at Any Speed, by listening to panelists describe how they improve civic mobilization and democratic integrity.

How to end Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Bea Edwards, May 31, 2016

On May 13, Jane Holl Lute, the Special Coordinator on improving the UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse, spoke to an informal session of the United Nations General Assembly.

New Book "Bravehearts" by Mark Hertsgaard Features Numerous Past and Present GAP Clients

Staff, May 31, 2016

An Investigative Tour de Force Revealing A New Chapter In The Edward Snowden Story And Highlighting The Whistle Blowers Who Pay With Their Lives to Save Ours

By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did:  leak secret documents revealing that the US government was spying on hundreds of millions of people around the world.  But if you want to know why Snowden did it, the way he did it, you need to know the stories of two other men.

The Panama Papers: The "John Doe" Manifesto

Bea Edwards, May 12, 2016

Over a year ago, a source who referred to himself as “John Doe”, released the Panama Papers to the German daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The release sent shockwaves around the globe, leading to multiple raids, resignations of prominent politicians, and widespread public protest about apparently unethical conduct among high-level government officials and businesspeople.


Staff, May 09, 2016
See the full release here!


Once Again, a UN Whistleblower is in Jeopardy

Bea Edwards, May 05, 2016

On May 4, 2016, Miranda Brown wrote to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, to request a decision concerning an application she had made for her former position in the Office of the High Commission (OHCHR). The High Commissioner failed to renew Dr.