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Whistleblowers are not traitors

People like Edward Snowden keep governments accountable

By Lucy Webster  

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In most western countries, we assume that our governments protect freedom of speech and, even if they don’t welcome it, at least accept that they will be held accountable by the press and public alike. Normally, we hold up such openness as proof of the success of our democratic systems. So why, then, are whistleblowers treated as if they had betrayed their…

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