Tag Archive for whistleblowers

Intelligence veterans praise integrity of journalist Seymour Hersh

  The Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence gathered recently in Washington, D.C., to present an award to investigative journalist Seymour (Sy) Hersh.  Hersh revealed in 1969 the massacre of civilians at My Lai (Viet Nam), and exposed torture at…

A Christmas movie for whistleblowers

For the whistleblower in search of Christmas entertainment, look no further than the 1947 film classic, “Miracle on 34th Street.” The plot is a classic whistleblowing situation:  A principled employee observes unethical and possibly illegal conduct and is subjected to…

Gaps confirmed in protections for national security whistleblowers

Washington, D.C. — According to a new report, workers in national security positions remain vulnerable to reprisal under current federal laws. The PEN America report, Secret Sources: Whistleblowers, National Security, and Free Expression, refutes allegations by current and former government…

“Ag-gag” law violates free speech rights of whistle-blowers, rules federal judge

A federal judge declared unconstitutional Monday an anti-whistleblower law in Idaho that criminalized audiovisual recordings of agricultural production facilities. In the decision, Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill wrote that Idaho Code § 18-7042 “not only restricts more speech than necessary, it…

Whistleblowers testify that VA whitewashed healthcare scandals, retaliation persists

[Cross-posted from Whistleblower Support Fund] At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations committee Thursday, whistleblowers testified on Veterans Affair’s investigation of the concerns about healthcare deficiencies at Veterans Affairs hospitals–investigations they characterized as a collective whitewash.

FBI Whistleblower Protection Program ‘Broken’ – US NGOs

Published 3.16.2015 by Sputnik International. Republished with permission. Non-profit whistleblower organizations say that the US Department of Justice has laws in place to protect FBI whistleblowers from retaliation, but the system does not work as intended. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The…