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Democracy needs truth-telling

Truth-telling can be impossible when crucial (and sometimes illegal) government policies remain hidden from the public. Whistleblowing is essential for bringing such policies into the light: exposing key information related to human rights violations, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war.

We must stand up for a free press, individual privacy, governmental and corporate transparency, due process and rule of law as we seek to reveal official information that the public has a right to know.

The London leg of the international Stand Up for Truth whistleblowers speaking tour is being co-organised by the Media Reform Coalition and the Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom, supported by the NUJ, Whistleblowing International Network and Public Concern at Work.Stand Up for Truth: Whistleblowers speaking tour LondonMonday, 1 June 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00 at Birkbeck (University of London) Main building, Room B35 (entrance on Torrington Square) London WC1E 7HX

Speakers: Daniel Ellsberg (who released the 'Pentagon Papers' to the New York Times and other newspapers in 1971), Thomas Drake (whistleblower and former senior executive at the National Security Agency), Jesselyn Radack (director of National Security & Human Rights at the US Government Accountability Project - GAP), Coleen Rowley (former attorney, FBI special agent and whistleblower), Norman Solomon (executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, coordinator of ExposeFacts, and co-founder and coordinator of online action group & Justin Schlosberg (lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck College, University of London, and an Edmund J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University).

More information and booking on the Media Reform Coalition website.
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DATELINE: 5 September, 2015