How Manning's sentence could affect other potential whistleblowers [rebroadcast]

Jan 2, 2014

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, before a sentencing hearing in his court martial.
Credit Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

Last year, former Army private Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The sentence, which is the longest ever imposed in a leak case in the U.S., is amplifying the debate over the Obama administration’s prosecution of government employees who leak classified information to the public. 

This week, Global Journalist explored how high-profile cases such as Manning's affect other potential whistleblowers, along with other insiders considering whether to expose government wrongdoing. The show also explored the ethics of whistleblowing.


Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

Rahul Sagar, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Peter van Buren, author, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People  

Note: This episode of Global Journalist originally aired on Aug. 22, 2013.