Título completo: Whistleblowers for Change: The Social and Economic Costs and Benefits of Leaking and Whistleblowing
Autor: Ashley Savage
Fecha de publicación: Noviembre 2018
Institución participante: Open Society Foundations
Fragmento original: Civil society organizations across Europe are campaigning for a European-wide directive on whistleblowing. This would ensure that there is a streamlined, clear system in place to both hear and protect those who are compelled to blow the whistle on activities within their organization that they believe endanger the common good. While it has become widely accepted that whistleblowers play an important role in an open society, right now, in Europe, protections are varied dependent on the country in which a potential whistleblower lives, if, indeed, they exist at all.
The decision to be a whistleblower is not easy. Mental trauma, the risk of retaliation, the potential loss of employment or ostracisation by work colleagues, not to mention the impact on one’s personal life, all weigh heavily on the individual who decides to speak out in support of the common good.