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(Libby Casey, Sarah Hashemi, Jayne Orenstein/The Washington Post)
What is a whistleblower: How to be a journalist
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Daniel Ellsberg risked his career and his safety to expose the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He became one of the most famous whistleblowers in American history. The Washington Post’s Libby Casey explains what it means to be a whistleblower, what legal protections are and are not available, and what someone risks by speaking up.
Daniel Ellsberg risked his career and his safety to expose the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He became one of the most famous whistleblowers in American history. The Washington Post’s Libby Casey explains what it means to be a whistleblower, what legal protections are and are not available, and what someone risks by speaking up.
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