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May 6, 2013

By Danielle Brian

For Whistleblowers, Fraying Protection



Whistleblower Protections Ten years ago, advocates, funders, journalists and citizens gathered in an effort to champion the rights of whistleblowers. We saw a brighter future for truth-tellers, but sadly, ten years later, we fear that we may have, in fact, lost ground.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 24, 2013

By Joe Newman

10th Annual Ridenhour Prizes Honor 'Courageous Truth-Telling'



Ridenhour Film Prize The memory of Ron Ridenhour lives on in the prizes given in his name to those that exemplify courageous truth-telling.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 17, 2013

By Joe Newman

'War on Whistleblowers' Shows Heroes Pay Heavy Price



Capitol Fence After the Washington, D.C. screening of the new film War on Whistleblowers, a panel discussed some of the issues raised by the movie.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 20, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

IRS Threatens to Weaken Whistleblower Program



Whistleblower Protections The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations that would “hamstring” its whistleblower program, according to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), a longtime champion of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 28, 2013

By Suzanne Dershowitz

Investing in Watchdogs: More Bang for Your Buck



Office of Special Counsel The Office of Special Counsel needs additional funding to protect whistleblowers and save taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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