Supporting People who Speak Out

Euro Parliament Strengthens Proposed Whistleblower Protections

EU Parliament

The European Parliament's JURI committee has voted on a set of amendments to its draft whistleblower law that go a long way towards providing protections and standards that Blueprint for Free Speech and others have been pressing its members to include. more…

 


European Parliament takes final position on the proposal for a Whistleblowing Directive

Woman talking at meeting
Presented by the European Commission in April 2018, the proposal for a Directive to protect European whistleblowers is currently working its way through the European institutions. If adopted, the Directive would provide minimum standards for the protection of employees reporting certain breaches and misconduct in the public interest. The text that has been agreed upon in the European Parliament's Legislative Committee on November 20 reflects many of the leading international standards and would elevate basic protection measures for whistleblowers in most Member States. more…

Three Charged With Killing Slovakian Journalist Probing Corruption

Demonstration in memory of murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. Bratislava, March 2nd 2018

Seven months after Slovakian investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kushnirova were killed in their home, three people have been charged with the murder. The killings set off nationwide protests and rocked the European Union, bringing questions of media freedom, with the murders coming four months after Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bombing. more…

Murdered Malta Journalist’s Family Eyes Suit to Force Public Inquiry

Memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia
The family of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed while probing corruption at the highest level, said they will go to court to force a public inquiry if the government keeps ignoring their request, their British lawyers said. Doughty Street Chambers and Bhatt Murphy Solicitors said they wouldn’t again ask Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who had been linked to her investigation, to set up a panel to review the circumstances of her death for which three men have been charged but no mastermind found. more…