2016, Sat, Feb 06

Let’s talk about Whistleblowing!

With Jacob Appelbaum, Markus Beckedahl, Wolfgang Kaleck and Theresa Züger

During the past decades, whistleblowing and the publication of state secrets have proven powerful strategies to provide citizens with a new baseline of what they can know about clandestine governmental politics.

At the same time, harsh reactions against the involved actors have demonstrated the political delicacy of such publications, and a general insecurity about how to deal with this new type of information politics. Driven by questions from the audience to the speakers, this session aims to create a space for debate about ways in which whistleblowing and the publication of secret material can become a legitimate and well-respected part of democracy.