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GAP Statement on Historic MacLean Supreme Court Decision

January 21, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, after an 8 1/2 year legal ordeal, federal air marshal whistleblower and GAP client Robert MacLean won a Supreme Court decision that his disclosures in 2003 were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). He publicly warned that the Department of Homeland Security planned to abandon air marshal service on U.S. airlines targeted for an ambitious overseas terrorist attack. The key legal issue was whether the law’s statutory free speech rights can be canceled by agency secrecy regulations.

Whistleblower at the Inter-American Development Bank Office in Haiti Vindicated by Tribunal

January 16, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Nearly five years after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, a five-judge panel at Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ruled unanimously to vindicate Mariela Antiga, a client of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a whistleblower who exposed corrupt practices in the IDB office in Port au Prince.

Media Webinar on Dispersant Impacts: Tomorrow (1/14)

January 13, 2015

Understanding the science of dispersants and upcoming EPA revisions to national oil spill contingency plans

(Washington, DC) – On January 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, the ALERT Project and Government Accountability Project (GAP) will co-host a webinar to help members of the media understand the destructive impact of certain dispersants currently used to clean up oil spills. The webinar is offered because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering changes to current dispersant regulations.

Bea Edwards, Executive Director at GAP, Announces She Will Step Down in June

January 09, 2015

Bea Edwards, Executive Director of the Government Accountability Project (GAP), announced that she is stepping down on June 30th and semi-retiring. Bea has served as ED at GAP since 2011 and headed GAP’s International Program since June 2006. She will continue to serve as the Director of the International Program on a part-time basis.

Media Advisory: UN Whistleblower Available for Interviews in New York, Washington, D.C. to Speak about UNAMID Cover-Up in Darfur

December 09, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Aicha Elbasri arrives in the U.S. this week and is available to speak with journalists in New York from December 9-16 and in Washington, D.C. from December 17-19.
 

GAP Represents Chicken Farmer Who Speaks Out against Perdue Practices

December 05, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) announced that it will represent Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts. Watts recently publicized allegations involving questionable labeling practices and the mistreatment of chickens.

Watts is risking his livelihood to make these important disclosures. GAP, through the Food Integrity Campaign, works to protect and empower honest food workers like Watts who reveal the truth about threats to food safety, animal welfare, worker rights, environmental health, and transparency.

'Silenced' Film on Whistleblowers Debuts in Amsterdam

November 25, 2014

(Amsterdam) – Yesterday, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam featured the groundbreaking documentary film Silenced. Screening from November 21st to November 24th, the film focuses on prominent Government Accountability Project (GAP) clients – National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Thomas Drake and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower John Kiriakou – along with GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, a whistleblower herself.

Congressman Calls on President Obama to Pardon CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou

November 20, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and called on President Obama to pardon CIA whistleblower and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client John Kiriakou.

GAP Statement on USA Freedom Act Cloture Vote

November 19, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) expressed disappointment in last night's Senate vote not to consider the USA Freedom Act. The bill was a modest step toward reforming the bulk telephony metadata collection program – just one of the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance programs.

GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack stated:

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