Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack (@JesselynRadack) is a national security and human rights attorney known for her defense of whistleblowers, journalists, and hacktivists. She has represented  National Security Agency whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake. Radack is the director of National Security & Human Rights at Expose Facts. She was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013,” was one of 100 worldwide figures pictured in “Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution,” and was a visiting Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow from 2014 to 2016.

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A thicket of legislation in the UK and US aims to frustrate whistleblowers, and the digital era throws up whole new threats to their interests. What is the best way to protect whistleblowers, both before they make the decision to speak to a journalist and once the story is published?

Frederik Obermaier, Stéphanie Gibaud, Jesselyn Radack. Delphine Halgand. Chair: Julie Posetti.