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“I was hoping I wouldn’t be discovered” The inspiration for the film ‘Official Secrets’; British intelligence whistleblower, Katharine Gun on why she leaked a secret memo in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Katharine Gun – who's played by Keira Knightley in a forthcoming film – blew the whistle on a dodgy scheme by the American government. This is her story.

Katharine Gun leaked an official GCHQ email in the lead up to the 2003 bombing of Iraq. She was close to going to prison for breaching the Official Secrets Act. She tells us about that time 16 years ago and what happened next #OfficialSecrets 

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What does it take to blow the whistle on your government? Former British intelligence worker Katharine Gun, who is played by Keira Knightley in Official Secrets, shares her story 🕵️‍♀️

🗣️"Something is going to happen. I'm not going to be in this sense of... torment" Katharine Gun'>Whistleblower Katharine Gun – inspiration for the film #OfficialSecrets  – tells @Emmabarnett  about being arrested for breaking the Official Secrets Act 🎧 Listen via @BBCSounds 

"I was very aware of the fact that what I was doing was against the rulebook," says former British intelligence worker Katharine Gun, who is played by Keira Knightley in new film Official Secrets

🎬 @john_fardy  chats with whistle blower Katharine Gun, who Kiera Knightly’s new movie ‘Official Secrets’ is based about, and is joined in studio by Reginal D Hunter. Listen Live now with thanks to @StellaDublin 

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🎬 @john_fardy  chats with whistle blower Katharine Gun, who Kiera Knightly’s new movie ‘Official Secrets’ is based about, and is joined in studio by Reginal D Hunter. Catch this and more on the latest episode of Screentime, with thanks to @StellaDublin 

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@martinbright  @OSFilmUK  "The great thing about this film is that in the end you are identifying with Katharine Gun rather than anybody else. " - @martinbright  #OfficialSecrets  #LFFhttps ://t.co/Bh5QPSXiRN

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@martinbright  @OSFilmUK “I think the film is about one person’s struggle with their own conscience. What drew me to it was would I have had the courage to do what Katharine Gun did?” Director Gavin Hood joins us for #OfficialSecretsGala . #LFFhttps ://t.co/CP6SVNgqxp

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Reading Edward Snowden’s new memoir in the midst of the current scandal raging in Washington, Iraq War whistle-blower Katharine Gun explains why all whistle-blowers deserve our protection.

Katharine Gun'>Whistleblower Katharine Gun discusses her decision to leak a damning NSA memo with journalists @martinbright  @edvulliamy  and director @gavin_hood1  ahead of the release of "Official Secrets", a film adaptation of her story. Watch the full discussion here:

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"I was appalled. My first reaction was shock and anger," says Katharine Gun, the former British intelligence employee who received a top-secret memo exposing British and American plans to spy on United Nation Security Council members ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Katharine Gun, the British whistleblower who exposed an NSA and GCHQ plan to bug U.N. diplomats ahead of the Iraq invasion in 2003, describes her shock at the time. "All the flowery words they used in front of the cameras about doing everything diplomatically was a sham."

Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun: ‘Truth always matters’

‘Official Secrets’ - new film out later this month—reveals how Little We Still Know About the Push for War in Iraq In 2003. Katharine Gun, who broke the story—and risked everything —reminds us how many questions remain unanswered. via @thenation 

Journalist @edvulliamy  says that fifteen years after Katharine Gun leaked a damning memo on government collusion leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the story remains relevant. "Wars," he says, "do not end when the whistle blows."

Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: "No one else — including myself — has ever done what Katharine Gun did: tell secret truths at personal risk, before an imminent war, in time, possibly, to avert it."

Take it from a whistleblower: Chilcot has only scratched the surface | Katharine Gun

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