Whistleblower vows she would do it again and calls on media freedom campaigners to support those who leak official secrets
By Jane Whyatt
Former intelligence officer Katharine Gun has no regrets about leaking a CIA memo to the press in an attempt to stop the US and its allies invading Iraq in 2003. She risked a thirty-year jail term, was called a ‘traitor’, lost her job and felt obliged to leave the country.
Katharine Gun with a poster for the film Official Secrets, in which her part is played by Keira Knightley. Photo: ECPMF
But now her true-life story has been made into a Hollywood movie Official Secrets, with international star Keira Knightley playing Katharine Gun. The journalist who received the leaked documents,…