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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2010
2:37 PM

CONTACT: ACLU

Claire O’Brien, (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

ACLU To Discuss Protecting Whistleblowers At Anyone Can Whistle

WASHINGTON - February 16 - Michael German, American Civil Liberties Union Policy Counsel and former FBI Special Agent, will join elected officials, policy experts, celebrities and former whistleblowers in Anyone Can Whistle, an evening focusing on the role whistleblowers play in American society. As a former FBI whistleblower, German will bring firsthand experience to this panel discussion on the importance of whistleblowers and the steps the government should take to protect their freedoms.
 
Anyone Can Whistle will examine the ways whistleblowers have shaped American history and the vital role they play in protecting the public from governmental and corporate abuses of power. The event will take place at the Paley Center for Media’s Concourse Theatre and will also stream live online at www.livestream.com/theinformant.   

WHAT:
Anyone Can Whistle, a discussion of the significance of whistleblowers and the necessary steps the government should take to protect them

WHO:
Michael German, ACLU Policy Counsel and former FBI Special Agent
Kit Foshee, Food Safety Whistleblower
Cathy Harris, U.S. Customs/Racial Profiling Whistleblower
Babak Pasdar, Telecommunications Whistleblower
Daniel Ellsberg, Vietnam Whistleblower
Frank Serpico, New York City Police Department Whistleblower
Juan Williams, Analyst for National Public Radio and Fox News
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
 
Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
RSVP for free tickets to publicprograms@paleycenter.org 

This event will be streaming live at www.livestream.com/theinformant

 

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.



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