Category : Whistleblowing

Plenary 4: Plenary IV: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It: Investigating & Exposing the Truth

Check out the live stream of Plenary IV at the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference.

Learn more about Plenary IV: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It: Investigating & Exposing the Truth

Categories: 16th IACC, Human RIghts, Investigations, Journalism, Whistleblowing

Whistleblowers & Journalists: A Complex Relationship

By Maria Paula Brito and Harald A. Stolt-Nielsen

Journalists and whistleblowers have a tight-knit yet complex relationship. Although both need each other, their exchanges are often tense.


Categories: GIJN, IACC Young Journalist, Whistleblowing

Six Ways to Improve Whistleblowing Overnight

By IACC Young Journalist Abby Ellis

Whistleblowing is arguably the most important practice for strengthening transparency and holding governments, businesses and organizations to account. But for an individual courageous enough to come forward and report the misconduct, the act of actually blowing the whistle is a very risky business.

To discuss the issues that surround the act of whistleblowing, Beatrice Edwards, the former executive director of the Government Accountability Project, moderated a discussion at the 16th annual International Anti-Corruption Conference in Malaysia. Present for the discussion was Griffith University Professor of Public Policy and Law, AJ Brown, and whistleblowers Aicha Elbasri, and Martin Woods. The conversation focused on the state of protection for whistleblowers today and recommendations for improving those protections in the future.

Bea Edwards

Beatrice Edwards, the former executive director of the Government Accountability Project


Categories: 16th IACC, Corruption, IACC Young Journalist, Whistleblowing

Whistleblower Martin Woods tells his story

By Nicholas Cheng IACC Young Journalist

Whistleblower Martin Woods

Whistleblower Martin Woods. Image: Nicholas Cheng

When ex-policeman turned bank anti-money laundering officer Martin Woods found out his workplace, one of the biggest banks in the United States, was helping Mexican druglords to launder billions of US dollars, his employers expected him to “shut up”.

But Woods, born in “strong-minded” Liverpool, England and driven to law enforcement after seeing the horrible effects of drugs, could not take that sitting down. READ MORE

Categories: 16th IACC, IACC Young Journalist, Whistleblowing

Michela Wrong, Author of “It’s Our Turn to Eat: The story of a Kenyan whistleblower.”

In 2009, Michela Wrong published “It’s Our Turn to Eat,” a story about the then head of ethics in Kenya John Githongo and his tribulations in the war on graft in Kenya. The book was not well received by the government of Kenya, touching some nerves as it implicated some of the most senior ministers in the cabinet of President Mwai Kibaki. Githongo insinuated that corruption was going on with the knowledge of those even in the state house.

In the interview with IACC Young Journalist Andrew Ochieng she tells all, including how the reception of the book shocked her, how she had to stay away from Kenya due to security reasons, and why she thinks little has changed since the release of her book.

Produced by Jimmy Chalk, Andrew Ochieng and Ryan Patch.

Categories: IACC Young Journalist, Whistleblowing

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