The Whistleblower Interview Project is a documentary archive of interviews with people who have made public interest disclosures. In these interviews they discuss why and how they blew the whistle, the consequences of their actions, and what their feelings are now. This project has brought their stories to thousands who would not otherwise know of the importance of what they do, the sacrifices they often made, and some of the important lessons learned.
The project started in 2011 with a generous grant from the Foundation for Democracy & Media to the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) from an application to assist in developing support, defence and public understanding of Whistleblowers. The Film-maker, Niels Ladefoged was directly involved in the project having earlier produced an important film on an award-winning Danish military whistleblower, Frank Grevil. The Project has produced 8 films and expects to produce 8 more this year. The CIJ has received an additional grant from the Foundation to continue this work in 2014-15. If you think your story or some else’s should be told, please let us know.
One wonders if Edward Snowden is able to stay in Russia only through the sort of quid pro quo agreement that compromises the ability of the United States and its allies to work more effectively against Putin's illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine…