Short TV documentaries, interviews, presentations, and testimony to hearings.
|The following are selected extracts|
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou speaks out just days after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison, becoming the first CIA official to face jail time for any reason relating to the U.S. torture program.
Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by revealing the identity of a covert officer to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. Supporters say Kiriakou is being unfairly targeted for having been the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding.
Since the death of his daughter as a result of taking a prescription drug, Conservative MP Terence Young has been campaigning for better regulation of the pharmaceutical industry.
Young testified on October 17 to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology as an expert witness regarding post-approval drug monitoring and the corrupt practices of pharmaceutical companies.
Kristen Saloomey, Al Jazeera– June 23, 2012
A tribunal has found the UN liable for failing to protect a former high-ranking official, after he reported his superiors for possible corruption.
The UN Dispute Tribunal has sided with James Wasserstrom, who was forced out and subjected to a smear campaign.The tribunal’s hearings are open and its decisions are binding on the UN senior officials, including Ban Ki-Moon.
On Friday 25th May, Dr. Nancy Olivieri received an honorary degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Dalhousie. This is the most recent of numerous honours and awards that Olivieri has received over the years.
The university recognized Olivieri "...for taking a courageous stand that helped bring issues of medical ethics to the forefront of our collective consciousness, and for her national and international research in blood disorders. In both of these realms, Dr. Olivieri has chosen to look beyond herself in order to advance the greater good."
Five years after it was promised, the government of Newfoundland still has not introduced whistleblower legislation, and Justice Minister Felix Collins has suggested that it is not needed.
CBC's Nadia Stewart interviews David Hutton about whistleblower laws, why these are needed, what other countries are doing and why politicians may be nervous of this type of legislation.
A terrifying incident on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Zurich last year took place because a pilot abruptly pushed the Boeing 767 into a dive shortly after waking up from an approved nap, says a report released today by Canada's Transportation Safety Board.
The report details what happened on Air Canada Flight 878 several hours after it left Toronto for Zurich on Jan 13, 2011. The report also finds several factors, including pilot fatigue, contributed to the incident that sent seven passengers to hospital in Switzerland.
Heather Brooke, an American living in London, was writing a book about the Freedom of Information Act. In 2004, she approached the House of Commons about MP's expenses, and found her legitimate requests blocked repeatedly.
This entertaining drama follows one dogged and spirited individual over the most powerful institution in the country. In all the scandal of the MP's expenses, one story remains to be told and it is the best of them all: because there would have been no documents leaked to one of the leading UK newspapers, The Daily Telegraph - indeed no documents of any kind at all - had not one supremely determined journalist fought for five long years against the increasingly desperate attempts by the House of Commons to keep their expenditure secret.
Following his confirmation in December as Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mario Dion appeared before the Senate Committee on National Finance.
Senators tackled Mr. Dion on the three topics suggested by FAIR, and also put him on notice that his office has to start uncovering wrongdoing to justify its existence. David Hutton comments on the day's proceedings.
Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion appeared before the Senate Committee on National Finance on January 31, 2012 – his first meeting with the Senate committee that will examine his reports and oversee his performance.
This is an unedited recording of the full session. (60 minutes)