National Whistleblower Center

The National Whistleblower Center’s (NWC) recently launched End-of-Year Campaign, Because of Whistleblowers, focuses on how whistleblowers have fought hard to uncover fraud and corruption. The NWC boasts a network of highly active supporters who help ensure that these whistleblowers are protected.

In 2016, this network of committed citizens sent tens of thousands of letters to Congress and other stakeholders on key whistleblower issues, including protecting civil rights, combating fraud, and preventing whistleblower retaliation.


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Internationally recognized whistleblower attorney and NWC Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn is planning to release a fully updated version of The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself in early 2017.  First published in 2011, The Whistleblower’s Handbook is the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing. It sets forth twenty-one basic rules every potential whistleblower needs to know. The PEN Center USA* chose The Whistleblower’s Handbook as one of “The Top Ten Books About Whistleblowers.” The highly acclaimed guide to blowing the whistle is the only consumer resource book named to the list.

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Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday

Washington, D.C.  November 1, 2016. The National Whistleblower Center will once again participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is a collaborative effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. The NWC’s end-of-year campaign theme, #BecauseOfWBs, highlights the indispensible role of whistleblowers in combating corruption and fraud in a variety of sectors—including international banking, national security, wildlife trafficking, and government contracting.


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Today, the NWC’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn will take part in the “For Every Truth There Is a Source: Protecting Whistleblowers and Journalistic Sources” conference in Belgrade, Serbia. This international conference, hosted by the Serbian whistleblower advocacy group Pištaljkaa (The Whistle), and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Information runs from Thursday the 27th through Friday the 28th of October.

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National Whistleblower Day celebrates the contributions of all whistleblowers.

Recently, the National Whistleblower Center published a post on its Facebook page about the Senate’s Proclamation of July 30th, 2016 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. This post has received tremendous response with over 2,300 likes, 521 shares and over 300 comments. Much of the response was supportive, but others question the sincerity of celebrating July 30th as National Whistleblower Day given how badly national security whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning have been treated.


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Today the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) announced the launch of its newly designed website.

Below is the NWC’s press release:

The National Whistleblower Center (NWC) is delighted to officially announce the launch of our newly designed website!

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with clear information and create an easier way to learn about the NWC’s campaigns and resources for whistleblowers. The website is interactive and gives better access to information about our Action Alert Network, Press Room, Meet the Whistleblowers, Attorney Referrals, International Whistleblowers and Get Help Now sections.
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Washington, D.C. December 22, 2015. The National Whistleblower Center, a Washington, D.C. based whistleblower advocacy group, released its 2015 Year in Review today.

The National Whistleblower Center’s 2015 Year in Review highlights the organizations top 10 accomplishments of 2015. The list of highlights includes the first Congressional celebration of National Whistleblower Day, SEC sanctions against

Washington, D.C. December 14, 2015. The National Law Journal named Stephen M. Kohn, executive director of the Washington, D.C. based whistleblower advocacy group the National Whistleblower Center to its inaugural list of 50 “White Collar Crime Trailblazers.” The attorneys selected have accomplishments which “place them at the highest rung of advancing litigation strategy.” As noted by the publisher, those named to the list have “shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way” and “are making a big difference.”
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Washington, D.C.  November 24, 2015.  The National Whistleblower Center has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is a collaborative effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

This year the NWC has secured a matching gift of $10,000! From today until Giving Tuesday, every dollar you donate up to $10,000 will be doubled. No amount you contribute is too small.
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On July 16, 2015, the National Whistleblower Center’s Executive Director Stephen Kohn was a presenter at a round table discussion on the important role whistleblowers play in good governance, as well as whistleblower protections. The event was hosted by the international education organization World Learning as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Mr. Kohn delivered a short presentation to a highly receptive audience of delegate attendees representing 19 countries from around the world.
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