The Whistleblower and Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at ExposeFacts provides critical legal support for whistleblowers and media sources in the national security and human rights arena. Our model encompasses affordable legal protection, public advocacy, investigative journalism, and the latest in encryption technology. By protecting whistleblowers, sources, and online activists, we facilitate robust investigative journalism, hold government to account, protect the freedoms of speech, privacy and the press, and foster the most critical component of 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 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.