Posts tagged whistleblowers
Tools of Accountability: A Recap of Our Whistleblower Workshops

As some governments become less open, the role of whistleblowers as agents of accountability become even more important. That’s why Open Gov Hub hosted two whistleblower workshops in mid-July, as whistleblowers continue to be an important piece of promoting open governments.

In collaboration with the Government Accountability Project, Open the Government, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The Intercept, and MuckRock, we gathered public interest activists and immigration justice activists together over two different workshops.

Click through to see key takeaways, videos, and slides from the workshops.

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How to Help Whistleblowers Turn Their Information into Power

Reposted from CitizenVox.org and written by Shanna Devine of Public Citizen.

This year’s Sunshine Week and its “Right to Know” mantra may take on a new significance for the federal workforce. Whistleblowers, the eyes and ears to abuses of power that betray the public trust, have a right and need to know how to safely report illegal behavior on the part of the government. In a climate in which the truth is increasingly difficult to discern amid obfuscation of the facts and unparalleled censorship, government employees are uniquely positioned to shed light on what takes place behind the Trump administration’s closed doors. In the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

 

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