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Why Federal Whistleblowers Are Flocking to Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida

R. Scott Oswald, April 27, 2018

Which federal court should you use if you’re a whistleblower ready to report fraud against the government by filing a complaint under the federal False Claims Act?

Of course, there are legal limitations. But there’s also a common-sense answer, now supported by data: If you can, you should find a judicial district where the local U.S. Attorney wants to investigate cases like yours. This is what many whistleblowers are already doing.

Notes from Underground Series: The Deregulation Crusade: A Pattern of Ignoring Warnings

Adam Arnold, April 24, 2018

Part 2: Coal, Fracking, Pruitt, and NEPA

"We know that it is impossible for humans to flourish without clean air, land, and water. We also know that a strong, market-driven economy is essential to protecting these resources."

President Donald Trump, April 22, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Empowers Citizen Action

Staff, April 17, 2018

Information is power. It gravitates toward those who are able to contain the flow of information. Whistleblowers disrupt that power dynamic, redistributing the power outward toward those groups and individuals who care deeply about the subject matter of the disclosures.

UN/WIPO: GAP Urges Protection of UN Whistleblower Who Reported Top-level Corruption

Staff, April 12, 2018

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has expressed serious concerns about the situation of whistleblowers at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for many years. GAP is now extremely concerned about the escalating retaliation against Mr. Wei Lei, who reported the corruption of a procurement process involving the Director General of WIPO, Francis Gurry. Lei is facing the irregular and illegal termination of his employment on 17 May 2018.

GAP to Host Science Whistleblower Teach-In at March for Science 2.0

Staff, April 11, 2018

President Trump’s alarming assault on science and truth-telling continues unabated. The Environmental Protection Agency barred three scientists from participating in a conference about the effects of climate change on the Narragansett Bay.

GAP Urges Mark Zuckerberg to Sign Security Pledge for Improved Data Privacy

Staff, April 09, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress and address how the social media giant intends to ensure that its users’ private data is protected from third parties. Just a few weeks ago, a striking story broke that chronicled how Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining and analysis firm, harvested information from 87 million Facebook users without their consent for commercial purposes.

Public Citizen: How to Help Whistleblowers Turn Their Information into Power

Shanna Devine, March 19, 2018

This article was originally published by Public Citizen.

Good Government Groups Demand Transparency for CIA Nominee's Role in Torture of Detainees

, March 16, 2018

Today, the Government Accountability Project joined dozens of good government organizations in demanding the U.S. Senate not advance the nomination of Gina Haspel until all records of her past involvement in a CIA torture program are declassified and released to the public. You can read the full letter here!

March 16, 2018

Dear Senator,

UK Secretary of State Denounces Human Rights Abuses

Bea Edwards, March 05, 2018

In a statement delivered February 20 to the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for Development in the UK, addressed the deepening mistrust between the UK government and the United Nations: 

Retaliation against Whistleblowers Continues at United Nations

Bea Edwards, February 26, 2018

The correspondence linked below relates to the case of United Nations whistleblower Emma Reilly. Ms. Reilly, a human rights officer, disclosed to senior officials in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that she had been instructed to provide the names of Chinese human rights defenders (HRDs) to the Chinese Government ahead of Human Rights Council meetings. Ms. Reilly believed that such exposure would endanger Chinese human rights dissidents by exposing them to detention before they could leave China. As a whistleblower, Ms.