Supporting People who Speak Out

Open Letter to the working party on Fundamental Rights and Free Movement of Persons

Blueprint for Free Speech, together with Riparte il Futuro, FIBGAR, Courage Foundation and ASEBLAC, calls upon the European Council to amend the Directive proposal on whistleblower protection. A copy of our open letter can be found here.

Chelsea Manning’s visa for Australian speaking tour blocked

Chelsea Manning

The Australian Government has effectively blocked Chelsea Manning from giving planned public speeches in three cities by refusing to issue her with a visa in a timely fashion to visit the country. It advised her prior to her flight from California to Sydney that a visa issued for her speaking tour was ‘under review’.[…]

Our interview with Congo's bank whistleblower

Watch Blueprint's new interview with Jean-Jacques Lumumba, a bank executive whose decision to blow the whistle on suspicious transactions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) meant he had to flee the country in fear of his life. The bank is connected to the family of the President of the DRC. Lumumba speaks out about the threats in our new video interview, as part of our 'Meet the Whistleblower' series of interviews.[…]