Whistleblowers are vital to society, but speaking up is hard. Whistleblowers provide us with information about serious wrongdoing in the public interest. Their efforts protected us from the dangers of tainted food, mistreatment of vulnerable youth and of the frail in care homes, illegal dumping of toxic waste in our waterways, and fraud that steals public money from hospitals and schools.
What does it take to be a Whistleblower?
Blueprint team members have interviewed whistleblowers across dozens of countries. These are just a few of their personal stories. Our interviews were produced as part of our partnership in A Change of Direction.
Interview with Jean-Jaques Lumumba in Europe, former employee at Banque Gabonaise et Française Internationale in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Interview with Libor Michaelek, former Director of the Czech State Environment Fund
Interview with Andrea Franzoso, former official at Ferrovie Nord, Italy
Interview with Ana Garrido, former council employee at Boadilla del Monte, Spain
Interview with Brigitte Heinisch, former geriatric nurse at Vivantes in Berlin
Interview with Jonathan Sugarman, former Risk Controller at Unicredit Ireland