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Litmus test for Pres. Obama on whistleblowers

Litmus test for Pres. Obama on whistleblowers


POSTED: August 11, 2014 9:30 p.m.

Litmus test for Pres. Obama on whistleblowers

Whistleblowers, often revered and feared by the Obama administration, have received a special place since the 2011 initiation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global transparency campaign. Their prominence is justified. The OGP will become a magnet for cynicism unless there is safe cover for those who will make it work or fail — whistleblowers on the front lines of fraud, waste and abuse currently sustained through secrecy and enforced by repression.


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