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Atlantic Council: Ukraine: Where Watchdogs Need Safeguards

January 22, 2018

This article originally appeared on the Atlantic Council's Ukraine Alert blog.

It is ironic but fitting that in Ukraine, the agency tasked with protecting whistleblowers has instead fostered so much corruption that its own employees, after speaking out, have become victims of retaliation.

Foreign Policy: Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into Lack of Whistleblower Protections for Spies

January 18, 2018

This article originally appeared in Foreign Policy.

Four U.S. senators who oversee intelligence and national security have called for a review of whistleblower protections for the intelligence community, warning that “these responsibilities are not being uniformly fulfilled.”

MIA: Powerful media campaign required for efficient enforcement of whistleblower protection law

January 18, 2018

Macedonia's whistleblower protection law is among the better ones in Europe, but substantial amendments, appropriated structure are required for the act to yield results, says Tom Devine, Legal Director of the Government Accountability Project, in his lecture about the role of media in development of public image on whistle blowing, organised by the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) and the US Embassy...

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NPR: For 1 Attorney, A Lonely Legal Fight To Make Trump Comply With Rules

January 17, 2018

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President Trump marks his first year in the White House on Jan. 20. Since he took the oath, he's been dogged by questions about his hundreds of businesses and the conflicts of interest they pose.

USA Today: Exclusive: Inside Trump's new VA office, early moves to help whistleblowers draw praise

January 17, 2018

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Dan Martin is chief engineer for Veterans Affairs hospitals in northern Indiana, but he hasn’t done much engineering for almost a year — or much of anything for that matter.

Society of Professional Journalists: When Working with Whistleblowers Same Ethical Journalism Principles Apply

December 22, 2017

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“The power of whistleblowers to hold institutions and leaders accountable very often depends on the critical work of journalists, who verify whistleblowers’ disclosures and then bring them to the public,” a recently released guide by the Government Accountability Project reads.

KJZZ: Whistleblowing An Important Part Of Reacting To Workplace Corruption

December 18, 2017

Whistleblowing has been an important part of reacting to workplace corruption and oppression and trying to bring about dramatic change. In recent decades, whistleblowers have been treated with greater respect by the general public.

But there’s also been a stronger backlash, putting whistleblowers in danger of losing their livelihoods, their savings and more.

Tom Devine is legal director of the Government Accountability Project and has represented a number of whistleblowers. 

The Washington Post: FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

November 29, 2017

This article originally appeared in The Washington Post.

WASHINGTON — The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their personal Gmail accounts, The Associated Press has learned.


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