Whistleblower in Germany

 
 

Whistleblower in Germany

 

About Whistleblower in Germany

A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who
exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in
an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many
ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct
threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations,
and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally
(for example, to other people within the accused organization) or
externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or
to groups concerned with the issues).
 
Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal, sometimes at the hands of
the organization or group which they have accused, sometimes from
related organizations, and sometimes under law.
 
Questions about the legitimacy of whistleblowing, the moral responsibility
of whistleblowing, and the appraisal of the institutions of whistleblowing
are part of the field of political ethics.

 
Source/Quelle: Wikipedia, Whistleblower

 
Potraits were realized in collaboration with the Whistleblower Netzwerk e.V.
 
More portraits and informations under Whistleblower Netzwerk e.V.,
Whistleblowing — Licht ins Dunkel bringen!
 
 
Exhibitions:
 
2012  European Paliament, Brussels
2011  Arthouse Tacheles, Berlin
2011  Der Kongress Bloggt, Cologne
2010  CCC-Kongress 27c3,  Berlin
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