WHISPeR Protects Journalism by Protecting Sources

The Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts facilitates investigative journalism in the public interest by providing pro bono, direct legal representation to whistleblowers and media sources with a focus on human rights and civil liberties. WHISPeR gives clients the support they need to bring transparency to otherwise unaccountable national security agencies and programs. WHISPeR’s work encompasses impact litigation, media outreach, and policy advocacy. WHISPeR unlocks information in the public interest, fosters high-quality investigative journalism, protects the freedoms of speech and the press, and furthers the most critical component of a democratic society: an informed citizenry.

Renowned human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack, launched WHISPeR to protect the most controversial and courageous truth-tellers in the world. Since 2008, Radack has been at the forefront of protecting and defending national security and human rights whistleblowers, representing truth-tellers like Daniel Hale, Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, Bill Binney, and John Kiriakou, who told the public the truth and have been exiled, criminally investigated, or prosecuted under the Espionage Act.

WHISPeR made history as the first project of a journalistic non-profit, ExposeFacts, to provide affordable legal representation to sources. Launched by the Institute for Public Accuracy in 2014, ExposeFacts promotes whistleblowing with a unique blend of independent journalism, methodical organizing and public outreach, and houses an advisory board of the most prominent and courageous journalists and whistleblowers of our time.

Truth-tellers protect democracy, and WHISPeR protects them.

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Your donations provide the independent funding that allows us to represent the government’s most aggressively prosecuted whistleblowers. In several cases we were the first to stand behind clients that no one else would or could publicly defend.

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WHISPeR is fiscally sponsored by the Institute for Public Accuracy – EIN: 94-3281861.