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The White House protects whistleblowers better than companies do

It looks like the White House’s system protects whistleblowers better than companies’ hotlines do. Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes… Read More »

Medical regulator suspends 5 execs for alleged corruption

South Africa’s CMS (Council for Medical Schemes) recently announced the suspension of 5 senior officials, following allegations of corruption and… Read More »

Protecting whistle-blowers in the digital age

Speaking at the #ACFESA Africa conference this week on protecting whistle-blowers in the digital age. Lots of interesting other talks.… Read More »

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 »