In this post, you will find great Katharine Gun Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
When you have the initial GCHQ induction course for new arrivals, they tell you… not to trust journalists, to be careful to keep everything confidential.
In any walk of life, you can choose to do the right thing.
If you are a journalist, check and double-check your sources. Don’t just swallow what politicians tell you.
Truth and accountability were drilled into me as a child.
I have only ever followed my conscience.
Ironically, becoming known publicly was my biggest fear. And it was partly because I’m on the whole a fairly shy person.
I worked for GCHQ, which stands for Government Communications Headquarters, and is the equivalent of the NSA here in the U.S.
I grew up in Taiwan, which was a military dictatorship.
What has to be understood is that most whistle-blowers are not natural activists – this one certainly wasn’t. We usually work in anonymous jobs, far from the spotlight. We are not campaigners, or journalists, or wannabe celebrities, craving a platform. Our conscience tells us we have to reveal what we know.
The whole Big Brother vision of the world is looming large.
The whole issue of Iraq has left us with a legacy, which is not good. The ripple effect from that initial invasion is continually being felt in worldwide institutions, in the U.S. and the U.K.
Now everybody is questioning everything, so it’s up to journalists who really care about the truth to fight for their corner of the truth and journalistic freedom.
Working at GCHQ was a relatively easy, reliable job. As long as you always toe the ‘party line‘, you are more or less guaranteed a job for life.
I did not make my disclosure about the deceitful manipulation of the U.N. before the invasion of Iraq began in order to garner fame or fortune.