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The Institute for Public Accuracy is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that encourages mainstream media outlets to interview progressive scholars and policy analysts.[1] It was founded in 1997 by Norman Solomon, who served as executive director until 2010. Its communications director is Sam Husseini, who was suspended by the National Press Club for asking a Saudi official what was perceived as a loaded question, although the club later reversed its decision.[2]

In 2002, the organization hosted actor Sean Penn on a tour of Iraq.[3][4]

The organization publishes, which conducts campaigns aimed at encouraging corporate whistleblowers “to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war.”[5]

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  1. ^ "About Us". Institute for Public Accuracy. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ Byers, Dylan (November 27, 2011). "National Press Club withdraws suspension". Politico. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ Martinez, Barbara E. (December 14, 2002). "NAMES &". Washington Post. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ Burns, John (December 16, 2002). "Actor Follows His Own Script on Iraq and War". New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ Clines, Francis X. (July 9, 2014). "An Ad Campaign for Whistleblowers". New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2015.

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