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President Barack Obama called for "protecting whistle-blowers to advance transparency and accountability" during his speech in Ghana. He did so in the context of promising an increase in "assistance for responsible individuals and institutions, with a focus on supporting good governance."

"We have a responsibility to support those who act responsibly and to isolate those who don’t, and that is exactly what America will do," Obama added.  From this corner, we can remind the President that  he can support those responsible whistleblowers right here at home by endorsing H.R. 1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), and give all federal employees, including those working in national security, access to jury trials to prove their claims of unlawful retaliation.

For those interested in learning about whistleblower protection laws in other countries, the National Whistleblowers Center has an interactive world map with links to the laws of each nation.