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The New York Times: Dodging Accountability at the United Nations

August 23, 2016

Last week, the United Nations Secretary General acknowledged that the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was responsible for the cholera outbreak in that country that began in 2010.  The admission was a breakthrough in accountability for the UN, which invoked its immunity to avoid legal obligations to the tens of thousands of Haitians who fell victim to the disease after it was introduced on the island by UN peacekeepers deployed after the earthquake.  According to the New York Times, the UN’s "...[Y]earslong effort to dodge accountability in an emblematic case of ins

Gov Exec: Intel Community Whistleblower Chief Fighting Old Pentagon Bosses

July 28, 2016

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An experienced military whistleblower in charge of whistleblower protection programs for the 17 agencies in the intelligence community is himself now embroiled in a whistleblower retaliation dispute with his former Pentagon bosses.

Washington Post: Is the IRS getting back at an in-house critic?

July 20, 2016

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Three hundred and twenty days ago, the Internal Revenue Service launched an investigation of one of its own lawyers over things he allegedly told media outlets, including The Washington Post, about a multibillion-dollar corporate tax credit scheme involving a source of energy informally known as black liquor.

Veja: O poder das denúncias (The Power of Whistleblowers)

June 23, 2016

This piece appears in a large-circulation magazine in Brazil and features GAP's International Program Director, Bea Edwards. It describes how whistleblowing functions as a tool to promote accountability, and that reporting a crime should never be one!

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IRIN EXCLUSIVE: The ethical failure – Why I resigned from the UN

June 17, 2016

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By the time I reported the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers in Central African Republic in 2014, I had worked for the UN for nearly 20 years.

IRIN: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

June 08, 2016

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Anders Kompass quits after exposing sexual abuse by peacekeepers in Central African Republic

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure to hold its senior officials to account.

New York Times: Whistle-Blower, Beware

May 26, 2016

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SHOULD it be a crime to report a crime? Many top officials in Washington seem to think so, at least in the case of Edward Snowden.

The Guardian: ExxonMobil tried to censor climate scientists to Congress during Bush era

May 25, 2016

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ExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of George W Bush, a former oil executive, the Guardian has learned.


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