Supporting People who Speak Out

What does it take to be a Whistleblower?
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.

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 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