Tag Archive for whistleblowing

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…

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.

Whistleblowers and the prosecution loophole

(Commentary) by Shanna Devine (Government Accountability Project) and Liz Hempowicz (Project on Government Oversight) Published in The HIll, March 12, 2015 When facing the prospect of criminal prosecution for leaking highly classified material to his mistress and later lying about it…

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…

CIA whistleblower says Edward Snowden would not get fair trial in US

A week after his release from prison, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou appeared on Democracy Now! and spoke with Amy Goodman about whistleblowing, CIA torture and US prisons. The CIA whistleblower spoke favorably of Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on…

A tendency to follow the herd rather than whistleblow may be part of our evolutionary past

By Paul Rauwolf, University of Bath and Dominic Mitchell, University of Bath   Published 23 Jan 2015 in The Conversation Whistleblowing performs a public service that is celebrated in the media, condoned by the public, and increasingly protected by the…