IPA / Expose Facts / Whisper: Protecting National Security Whistleblowers

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 01:18:25 PDT 2017


Protecting National Security Whistleblowers: A New Program

ExposeFacts, a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy, is
pleased to announce the launch of a new Whistleblower and Source
Protection Program (WHISPeR). WHISPeR makes ExposeFacts the first
journalistic organization to house a program dedicated entirely to
providing affordable legal representation to whistleblowers and
sources. See video announcement.

To head WHISPeR, ExposeFacts has brought in internationally renowned
whistleblower and human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack as National
Security and Human Rights Director. Ms. Radack represents NSA
whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake and William Binney, CIA
torture whistleblower John Kiriakou and dozens of anonymous national
security and intelligence whistleblowers and sources who have been
fired, criminally investigated and punished for shedding light on
government and corporate illegalities.

Ms. Radack will be joined by National Security and Human Rights Deputy
Director Kathleen McClellan, whose decade-plus of legal experience
advocating for civil liberties and human rights reforms provides
invaluable expertise and support.

Launched by the Institute for Public Accuracy in 2014, ExposeFacts
promotes whistleblowing with a unique blend of independent journalism,
methodical organizing and public outreach. Institute for Public
Accuracy Executive Director Norman Solomon said:

“The government’s unprecedented crackdown on ‘national security’
whistleblowers using the Espionage Act has created a chilling
atmosphere for sources and journalists, giving rise to a larger war on
information that the public has a right to know. At ExposeFacts, our
message from the beginning has been, ‘whistleblowers welcome.’ With
the launch of WHISPeR, headed by the unmatched legal powerhouse
Jesselyn Radack, ExposeFacts can now provide affordable top-notch
legal representation directly to some whistleblowers and sources.”

WHISPeR National Security and Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack
said: “ExposeFacts is a cutting-edge initiative already recognizing
the need for better source protection and making a tremendous positive
impact for whistleblowers and investigative journalism. At WHISPeR, we
provide journalists, sources, whistleblowers, and hacktivists with
critical affordable legal protection, public advocacy, and the latest
in encryption technology. It takes courageous individuals to speak
truth to power. WHISPeR protects and amplifies their voices.”

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