The New Yorker declares it the year of the whistleblower, and we offer some of our popular posts of 2019.
This year, as one scandal after another played out in the news, it was easy to become overwhelmed. Amid all the noise, there’s been a common theme in many of the reports—the increased profile and significance of whistle-blowers. It’s hard to think of another recent period when the act of whistle-blowing has had such a consequential impact on our politics and culture.
- Can the Ukraine call whistleblower remain anonymous? And, who is obligated to protect his or her anonymity?
- The journalist and the whistleblower. Every journalist who has ever worked with a whistleblower knows these are fraught relationships.
- Remember when the whistleblower complaint was seen as “hearsay”? Turns out secondhand whistleblower “reports are 47.7% more likely than firsthand reports to be substantiated by management, which suggests that management views many secondhand reports as credible.“
Climate Corruption Campaign
- NWC announces new program; Only company insiders would know of climate change-related risks concealed from shareholders, the IRS and the public. The campaign will help these insiders secure confidential whistleblower status.
- More here. Can whistleblowers save the Amazon rainforest?