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Why calling out wrong doing in the security and intelligence community needs reform

Last month former intelligence contractor whistleblower Reality Winner was finally released from jail for leaking classified information. But many argue  she and Chelsea Manning before her, had very little choice but to knowingly commit a crime by leaking information to the media. Whistleblowers in the security service in the UK and US need greater protections … Read more

No Lugano Convention – what’s next for UK-EU whistleblowing disputes?

Introduction Cross-border disputes between the UK and its European neighbours have, thanks to Brexit, become that bit more complicated. The two main regimes governing jurisdiction in cross-border disputes, namely the Brussels I Regulation and the Lugano Convention 2007 ceased to apply in the UK as of 1 January 2021. The Brussels Regulation I sets out the ... Read more

Protect welcomes US intern Millie Camp

My name is Millie Camp, and I am a senior at the University of Texas at Austin double majoring in International Relations and Global Studies and Italian with a minor in Government from San Antonio, Texas. I am interning with Protect this summer under policy and communication, learning about whistleblowers, how the UK government and … Read more

Fearless speech will help reshape whistleblowing law

It is most fitting that a new whistleblowing research charity takes its name ‘Parrhesia’ from the moral concept that underpins its aims and objectives. Parrhesia is the Classical Greek principle of guaranteeing protection to those who speak the truth. It translates as ‘Fearless Speech’. Parrhesia brings together experts in academia, policy, and practice to make ... Read more

Protecting our Plates: Whistleblowing in the Food & Drinks Industry

What is the whistleblowing culture like amongst the food and drinks sector? What are the challenges?  Protect, the UK whistleblowing charity hosted a round table during National Food Safety Week (June 14-20) to find out more… Getting whistleblowing right, and truly embedding it into an organisation is not easy. From our experience, things go awry ... Read more

Whistleblowing in the workplace – the haves & have nots

Webinar: 29 June 5-6pm Non-Executive Directors, the self-employed, volunteers and job applicants are not protected by whistleblower protection – is it time to change? Join UK whistleblowing charity Protect in this latest webinar to debate why it is vital these groups who are key players in today’s workforce are protected by whistleblowing legislation. Protect will … Read more

Dear Monaco….

With the Euros well and truly underway, we are all enjoying some world class football and look forward to world champions France take on Germany today (June 15). Football, or rather footballers, over the past couple of years have become much more than sportsmen and women, and have used their celebrity status for good causes … Read more

Dear Croatia…..

As the Euros kick off and England gear up to take on Croatia this weekend, many across the globe will look forward – hopefully – to some world class football. Football, or rather footballers, over the past couple of years have become much more than sportsmen and women, and have used their celebrity status for ... Read more