12:00am

Thu June 26, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Are whistleblowers and journalists critical to a functioning democracy?

  

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about the U.S. surveillance state past and present with  Bea Edwards, author of The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to Be Afraid.  Given the history of attacks on whistleblowers, what’s at stake for journalists who publish their revelations? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the Government Accountability Project (GAP); and author of The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons To Be Afraid.

Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers in 1971 

Resources:

2014 IRE Conference

Government Accountability Project

GAP: The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to be Afraid

The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI

LA Times: Opinion- James Risen case: The Supreme Court stiffs the press -- or maybe not

NPR: Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

NY Times: Snowden’s Story, Behind the Scenes

The Verge: Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to US, blame government for climate of fear

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