Over-prosecution Of Whistleblowers, Makes Overclassification Of Secrets, A Bigger Problem

By Adelia Henderson and Gabe Rottman, Rcfp.org -

Earlier this month, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press created a visualization of the uptick over the last decade in news media “leak” prosecutions — that is, criminal cases against [...]

NSA Deleted Data It Promised To Keep For Court Proceedings

By Terri Webster, The Blaze. -

The NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White Thursday that data and “backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016,” Politico reported. On [...]

National Whistleblower Day: Stop Prosecuting Whistleblowers

By Staff for Reporters Without Borders. To commemorate National Whistleblower Day (July 30), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is urging the United States government to stop using legislation meant [...]

HSBC Whistleblower Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

By Andrew Emett, www.nationofchange.org -

By Andrew Emett for Nation of Change. A former HSBC employee was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage. Although HSBC claims the whistleblower initially [...]

Snowden & Ellsberg Hail New Drone Whistleblower

By Tom McCarthy , www.theguardian.com -

By Tom McCarthy for the Guardian - American whistleblowers hailed the release on Thursday of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and [...]

$3.4 Billion Bank Settlement; Will Anyone Go To Jail?

By Kirstin Ridley and Joshua Franklin, www.reuters.com -

Regulators fined five major banks $3.4 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, the first settlement in a year-long global investigation. UBS [...]

James Risen: Obama Is ‘Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom’

By Katherine Fung, www.huffingtonpost.com -

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen is not mincing words about President Barack Obama. Risen has been fighting the Obama administration's efforts to get him to testify [...]

Journalism Groups Rally To Support James Risen

By Norman Solomon, www.cjr.org -

Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report “The Obama Administration and the Press,” journalists and potential whistleblowers continue to face unprecedented [...]