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UN Tribunal to Hear Final Appeals in Whistleblower Case

June 11, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Next Thursday, June 19, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) will hold an open hearing on the whistleblower retaliation case of James Wasserstrom.

On One-Year Anniversary of Snowden Disclosures, IC Contractors Lack Whistleblower Protections

June 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) –­ Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first media report based on National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Edward Snowden's disclosures. The whistleblower's revelations sparked a necessary debate over privacy and constitutional rights, and continue to expose the agency's intrusive and unconstitutional surveillance programs.

UNC Challenged on Continued Retaliation Against Whistleblower

May 28, 2014
UNC Challenged on Continued Retaliation Against Whistleblower

UNC President Ross Urged to Take Steps;
GAP Critical of School-Commissioned Analysis, Presentation

Update: A representative from UNC has responded to GAP. See below.

IMF to Appeal US Court Decision Challenging its Claim For "Absolute Immunity" in Mining Corruption Case

May 01, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On May 2, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will appeal a judicial ruling that allows a case against the institution to proceed in U.S. courts. The case, brought by Eugene Nyambal, a former employee of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an IMF whistleblower, contests a retaliatory action against Nyambal by an IMF contractor.

Clapper Directive a Clear Extension of the War on Whistleblowers

April 22, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has issued a directive barring intelligence community (IC) employees from speaking to the media about intelligence-related matters, including unclassified matters, without authorization. The directive, issued in March, was posted and first reported on yesterday by the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy.

Pulitzer Prize an 'Undeniable Validation' of Snowden's Disclosures

April 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Earlier today, The Guardian US and The Washington Post won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Each newspaper earned this distinction for its "revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency." These stories are a direct result of NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden's disclosures.

GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards commented on the news:

NSA Whistleblowers Binney, Drake to Speak at West Chester University

April 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, April 23, two prominent figures in the ongoing debate over constitutional privacy rights in the face of the growing national security surveillance state will speak at West Chester University (WCU). The event is part of the Government Accountability Project's (GAP) collegiate program, the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability, which brings whistleblowers to universities nationwide.

Human Trafficking, Climate Change Whistleblowers Coming to Stanford University

April 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, April 22, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) brings its collegiate program, the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability, to Stanford University.

The Tour stop features whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac discussing U.N. peacekeepers' involvement in human trafficking and forced prostitution. White House whistleblower Rick Piltz will explain how the George W. Bush administration censored climate science reports intended for the public and Congress.

Statement of Make It Safe Coalition on 25th Anniversary of Whistleblower Protection Act

April 10, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) marks the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the primary law ensuring freedom of speech and accountability in the federal workplace, and the model for occupational free speech globally.

The MISC statement reads:


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