Reading Time: 3 minutes Coordinated attacks from the president and administration-friendly media have spooked government employees who might want to expose wrongdoing.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The high-tech surveillance state will manipulate our opinions for ruthless ends — but a few individuals have risked all to take a stand.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Whistleblowers are essential for protecting regular people from the excesses of governments and businesses. We need them now more than ever before.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The annual Ridenhour Prizes are the one day whistleblowers get their due .
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Espionage Act was passed to deter spies who might pass on classified information to foreign governments. But lately it’s been used as a weapon against homegrown whistleblowers, whose intention was not espionage but exposing government waste, fraud, and abuse.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Over the first 500 days of the new administration, there has not been a dramatic increase in whistleblower complaints. But new Trump policies, and a drive to cut federal budgets, may make all federal employees — especially those who challenge White House policies — much more vulnerable.
Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s better than Daniel Ellsberg? Peter Dale Scott paying tribute to him.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A bipartisan effort in the Senate is seeking to shield FBI whistleblowers, who are among the most poorly protected in the federal workforce, from retaliation.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In an exclusive interview, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction tells WhoWhatWhy about some of the worst wastes of taxpayer money, decries the lack of accountability and praises whistleblowers.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a $100 million lawsuit that has garnered virtually no public attention, five National Security Agency whistleblowers are accusing the federal government of illegally retaliating against them for alerting the NSA and Congress to a waste of taxpayer funds that benefitted a well-connected contractor.