Whistleblower Protection Act reform dies again in the Senate

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For twelve years, whistleblower advocates have labored to convince the U.S. Congress to strengthen the 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).  The WPA purports to  protect employees of federal agencies (but not intelligence agencies) from reprisal when they report possible waste, fraud and abuse. However, judicial interpretations have relentlessly weakened the law, giving agencies the green […]

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 […]