Whistleblowers the Focus of AFI Film Fest

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Over the next few days, the Project on Government Oversight and the DC Labor FilmFest are holding a whistleblower film fest at the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Silver Theater.  Located at 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, the theater is an easy walk from the Silver Spring metro (and worth a trip itself).  Stick around after […]

Wikileaks founder offers advice to whistleblowers

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In a video guide for whistleblowers, Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, offers tips on making anonymous disclosures, and states that Wikileaks has never lost a whistleblower. In an age of expanding domestic surveillance, it may be that no measures can completely eliminate the risk of one’s identity being revealed. On the other […]

Is Julian Assange a hero or criminal?

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The release of Afghan war documents by Julian Assange’s organization Wikileaks has prompted many from-the-hip comments and accusations, but also has stimulated thoughtful (and long overdue) dialogue about expanding government secrecy. In this Al Jazeera video, journalists debate the legality and morality of WikiLeaks’ disclosure of classified information, and discuss the potential impacts on whistleblowing […]