The peace activist Hermann Theisen has been convicted by several lower courts for calling on employees of weapons manufacturers to expose illegal activities of their employers. EDRi observer Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF, Society for Civil Rights) supports him in his appeal procedures to get German courts to recognise that neither whistleblowing in the public interest …
She’s not an ideological combatant like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. She’s much more like you or me.
On 24 October, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to propose legislation protecting whistleblowers in the European Union (EU). The institution made a clear statement recognising the essential role that whistleblowers play in our society, as well as the need to protect them. Whistleblowers fight for transparency, democracy and the …
Government officials who leak information are the ultimate targets of Trump's assault on journalism. There is no constitutional right to tell the truth to reporters.
She inspired a culture of whistleblowing that changed a nation. Today, she is released from prison.
As one of his very last acts in office, President Obama has commuted the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning by 28 years. EFF applauds Obama for using his last days as president to bring justice to Manning’s case. And we congratulate all those who supported, defended, and spoke out on behalf of Manning over the years and supported her clemency petition. Your efforts secured her freedom. Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in the release of approximately 700,000 military and diplomatic records to WikiLeaks.
President Obama has commuted the majority of the remaining prison sentence of Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
Author Malcolm Gladwell recently name-checked the EFF in an article published in The New Yorker. Mr. Gladwell’s piece examines what he sees as the differences between whistle-blowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg, and concludes that Snowden doesn’t deserve the respect (or apparently the same legal protection) that Ellsberg does. It’s always nice to be mentioned in respected publications, but as an organization that has actual experience with trying to make change with whistleblower information, we sharply disagree with Mr. Gladwell’s conclusion, and even more so with how he gets there.
Former CIA officer, imprisoned for disclosing classified information to a New York Times journalist, speaks out about the mechanics of racism and his hopes for overcoming it.
“I need help. I am not getting any," Manning wrote in a statement.
NSA dumps docs about its Snowden response, reveals that Snowden repeatedly raised alarms about spying
The Long Read: Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his
A former assistant inspector general at the Pentagon who was responsible for protecting whistleblowers became one himself when the process failed.
We are witnessing a compression of the time frame in which unconstitutional activities can continue before they are exposed by acts of conscience.
"At electric speed everything becomes X-ray". Secrecy flipping into show business. The end of monopolies of knowledge.