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June 26, 2013

By Jana Persky

Snowden Becomes Latest Leaker Charged with Espionage Under Obama



Edward Snowden Edward Snowden has officially been charged with violating the Espionage Act, the Justice Department said last Friday.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 24, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Op-Ed Argues for More Whistleblowers, Not Fewer



whistleblowers2 An op-ed in The Baltimore Sun argues that the long list of secret and questionable activities by the government means we need more whistleblowers to expose wrongdoing and inform the public.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Three NSA Whislteblowers Speak Out on Snowden



NSA Whistleblowers Roundtable Three former National Security Agency whistleblowers, Thomas Drake, William Binney and J. Kirk Wiebe, talked with USA Today about Edward Snowden's recent leak about the NSA surveillance program.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 17, 2013

By Andre Francisco

GAP Releases Statement on Snowden and the NSA



Whistleblower Protections The Government Accountability Project's (GAP) statement notes that Edward Snowden is facing “classic acts of predatory reprisal” for his leak of highly classified documents about the NSA’s surveillance programs.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 12, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Intelligence Contractors like Snowden Excluded from Whistleblower Protections



Whistleblower Protections Even as whistleblower protections have expanded, intelligence contractors like National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden are left in the cold, according to an article in the International Business Times.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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