Dr Nick Martin, is awarded the 2019 Blueprint International Whistleblowing Prize for his role in exposing grossly inadequate conditions and lack of medical care for refugees incarcerated by the Australian government on the island of Nauru.
We went out on to the streets of Europe to talk to people about their impressions of whistleblowing, how it can be important and why the people who speak out for the public good need to be protected.
Blueprint launches Perugia Principles for Journalists Working with Whistleblowers in the Digital Age
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…