Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Transparency.
About Trevor Timm's TED Talk
Whistleblowers who expose government wrongdoing often risk prosecution. Journalist Trevor Timm says the press can't truly act in the public interest if sources fear speaking out.
About Trevor Timm
Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
He is a journalist, activist and lawyer who writes for The Guardian on privacy, free speech and national security.
He has contributed to The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, PBS MediaShift and Politico.