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Whistle-blowers are a sign of healthy companies

More whistles blown are a sign of health, not sickness. Firms whose hotlines get used more, tend to be more… Read More »

Whistleblowers need our trust and our protection

Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past,… Read More »

Thank you to all the whistleblowers out there

Yesterday 30-July was #WhistleblowerAppreciationDay in the US, while 23-June was World Whistleblower Day. It’s our way of saying a big thank you… Read More »

This is a WhatsApp whistleblowing message. I don’t know how else to do it

In 2016, out of desperation while on a pilgrimage in France, former South African Airways (SAA) treasurer Cynthia Stimpel sent… Read More »

Managers aren’t doing enough to encourage whistle-blowing

If something was seriously wrong at your company, would your staff tell you? The article prompts managers to ask themselves… Read More »

Create a workplace where everyone feels comfortable speaking up

It’s vital for employees to voice their concerns when they see something worrying or unethical. But how do you make… Read More »

Why is whistle-blowing important?

Whistle-blowing is the most effective way of exposing wrongdoing. In 2 scientific studies (ACFE and PWC), whistle-blowers uncovered over 40%… Read More »

Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung on what went wrong and what’s next

Many people were involved in the spectacular downfall of once-buzzy Silicon Valley blood testing wunderkind, Theranos. But perhaps one of… Read More »

Check out our new EthicsDefender video!

Our new EthicsDefender video is live. Take a look and let us know what you think! P.S. Big shout-out to… Read More »

Telling the truth: dangerous but vital

Looking at the recent protests in South Africa around the launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book Gangster State, one thing is… Read More »

Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws asylum protection

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was expelled from his hideout in Ecuador’s embassy in London today and quickly arrested by London… Read More »

Why open secrets exist in organisations

In 2017, the New York Times broke the now widely-known scandal of media mogul Harvey Weinstein’s apparent decades-long pattern of… Read More »