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 hand, many prospective whistleblowers are dangerously naive about reducing their risk of exposure.  (more…)

Whistleblowers urge stronger protections against retaliation

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At the Make It Safe Coalition conference held Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C., whistleblowers Daniel Ellsberg, Frank Serpico, Coleen Rowely and others urged Congress to pass legislation providing stronger protections against retaliation for federal workers who expose corruption and abuses.

Below is video of the event taken by WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

  • Note: WJLA’s accompanying article on the conference erroneously refers to the pending legislation as the “No Fear Act.” The No Fear Act was passed in 2002.