Whistleblowers

Work for the American Government? Listen In

Alastair Sloan | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Call me a whistleblowing geek - but I keep a poster of Daniel Ellsberg on the board above my desk. I'm an independent freelance journalist, and in t...

To Be or Not to Be Private: That Is the Question

Miriam Brown | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Miriam Brown

In the Oxford English Dictionary the word private is defined in several ways: 'kept or removed from public view or knowledge, not within the cognizanc...

Jobcentres 'Do More Harm Than Good' - Whistleblower

Nick Stephenson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Jobcentres have faced huge criticism over the last few weeks, and now an insider has come forward to tell his story of how management and the government, together with some dodgy frontline staff, are ruining the service from within:

New Legislation on 'Duty of Candour' Will Help to Raise Standards But Resources Are the Real Issue

Caroline Klage | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK
Caroline Klage

New legislation intended to ensure patients treated by the NHS receive safe care is an important step forward but without more resources, it is diffic...

The NSA Have Been Gawking At Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden, the former NSA systems administrator and whistleblower has revealed that during his time at the NSA employees would regularly share nu...

The Power of the Pencil and the Whistle

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Why is it, that here in Ireland we allow our Government to take so much of our money and spend it in ways that not only fail to benefit us, but contribute to the economic inequality of Europe? What do we get for our taxes?

GCHQ, the Guardian and British Political Culture: Lessons From the Snowden Leaks

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

owever powerful the pressure to conform, to take the cheque and keep quiet, there will always be those who, moved by injustice, will speak out. But it counts for little, unless we all speak out together.

Public Sector 'Gagging' Employees To Keep Quiet About Problems

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A powerful group of MPs has hit out at "outrageous" examples of public sector bodies apparently paying employees to keep quiet about problems. The ...

Whistleblowing Should Simply Be Seen As the Right Thing To Do

Ed Fletcher | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Life isn't simple and things aren't generally black and white. The public sector is part of life and, as such, it's just the same. But even so, wouldn't it be nice if we could just simply focus on doing things for the right reasons?

The Privatisation of Intelligence Services and the Erosion of Security

Will Black | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics
Will Black

Edward Snowden gave away state secrets because he believed the public should know what the American government does in its name. Due to the privatisation of intelligence services, there are many more people out there with sensitive data who could be persuaded to part with it by nothing more than a smile from a pretty face or one too many pints of beer.

Richard Tomlinson - England's Bravest Whistleblower

Rita Pal | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

American whistleblowers Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are infamous, but history has largely forgotten Richard Tomlinson - one of the first and br...

Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot and Gays in Putin's Russia

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Russia's recent anti-gay 'propaganda' law has been hitting the headlines around the world, but it's only one of a number of laws that have placed a ch...

Chelsea Manning, Transgender People and the Army

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Male-to-female transgender people may be seeking the most rugged, stereotypically male profession or job they can find. Driven by these psychological impulses, transgender people not only become career military officers, but experts report that they also frequently request the toughest most dangerous missions they can find, because of this deep need to exaggerate the hyper-masculine gender role...

First They Came for the Whistleblowers, Then They Came for Journalists

Justin Schlosberg | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Justin Schlosberg

One thing has been made abundantly clear by events over the last week: the real threat to press freedom in Britain stems not from any statutory regulation of the press - against which editors have waged a sustained and indignant campaign over the last year. It stems rather from the application and abuse of existing legislation and norms.

Manning Should Never Have Been in the US Military's Crosshairs

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Chelsea Manning should have her crushing 35-year sentence commuted by President Obama to the three-and-a-quarter years she's already spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentence... What purpose is there in further punishing a woman who has, when all's said and done, helped publicise deeply troubling incidents.

Guardian: NSA Pays £100m In Secret Funding For GCHQ

The Guardian | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intell...

Why Values Matter at Work

Charles Elvin | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Charles Elvin

So why do ethics matter in the workplace and what should you do, as an employee, if you find yourself facing an ethical dilemma?

Jessica Elgot

INTERVIEW: 'Driving A Truck Through British Law'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A Russian policeman planning to sue a British hedge fund boss through British courts, for alleging he was part of a conspiracy to torture and murder l...

Sacked for Whistleblowing, Now the NHS Must Reform

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

f we start from the premise that the people who often know best about poor standards of care on the ground are dedicated NHS staff themselves, then we should be looking extremely carefully as to how they are treated.

Why Don't More People Engage in Whistleblowing?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

We need to have a society where more credit is given to those who, because of their inside knowledge of organisational wrong-doing, chose to expose the truth. Unless this happens, the sort of scandals in the seen in the NHS, finance and banking and politics in terms of false expenses, to name but a few, will continue with monotonous regularity.

Is This Edward Snowden's Handwritten Letter To Putin?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

A handwritten note purportedly from Edward Snowdon asking President Vladimir Putin for asylum in Russia has been revealed by his lawyer, who said he e...

Tackling Whistleblowing Through Employee Engagement

Rose Schreiber | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Rose Schreiber

Public exposure to whistleblowing has risen dramatically over the last few years. Far beyond the realms of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, the inte...

A Question of Trust: European Parliament Launches Inquiry Into US Surveillance of Europe

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The revelations have shaken trust between the two traditional partners at a time when collaboration is more important than ever. Not only is a historic free-trade agreement at stake, but the two regions also need to work closely together on issues such as terrorism, the environment and promoting human rights and free trade.

The Secret Policemen's Balls-Up

Annie Machon | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

In the wake of the global impact of the ongoing Edward Snowden saga, a smaller but still important whistleblower story flared and faded last week in the UK media.

Edward Snowden 'Not A Traitor', Manipulated By WikiLeaks, Says Father

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

The father of Prism whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he is confident his son will return to the United States to face charges if conditions about...