On Monday July 22, Stephen Kohn was interviewed by Kim Williams of 2SER Sydney, Australia. Mr. Kohn discussed NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden. Mr. Kohn explained how the United States has left National Security employees with little options for reporting wrongdoing as they have no whistleblower protections. He also gave a brief history of whistleblowing in the United States and compared how the U.S. Government treats whistleblowers much differently today than the Founding Fathers did during the War of Independence. The segment is entitled “Whistleblowers: under the microscope.” Listen here.
There is significant historical precedent for the protection of whistleblowers demonstrating that such protections were strongly supported by the Founding Fathers. Mr. Kohn previously discussed this precedent in his New York Times Op-Ed, The Whistleblowers of 1777. Mr. Kohn is also the author of The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011).