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Whistleblower

An employee or other person who publicly exposes the wrongdoings of a private company. For example, if a company is illegally dumping chemicals in a protected environment, a whistleblower may tell the proper authorities or, failing that, the media. Certain laws may protect whistleblowers from being fired or other negative consequences within the company.
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Law on Protection of Whistle-blowers defines the term 'whistle-blowing' extensively, as 'disclosure of information about violation of regulations, violation of human rights, the exercise of public authority contrary to the purpose for which it was entrusted, threat to life, public health, safety and the environment, as well as prevention of serious damage' (Article 2, item 1).
Interest conflicts, earnings behaviours of management, and whistle-blowing activities are among the most common areas of concern for accountants.
As predicted in the book, a lot of similar organizations have sprung up and there has not been a decline in whistle-blowing. The group Anonymous has become very prominent, and appears that they might have been accepted as a necessary evil.
For instance, he said, government-controlled corporations, through the Governance Commission for Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG), have a whistle-blowing system for illegal and unethical conduct of officials.
"As well-publicised cases such as Hillsborough and the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust inquiry have shown, whistle-blowing has become much more high profile," she said.
Mrs Shaw, 56, from BlacKwood, told the panel she felt she would have had greater protection in reporting grievances against colleagues if she had been aware of the school's whistle-blowing policy.
Keywords: Education, prospective teachers, Turkey, value orientation, whistle-blowing
"I'm sure that internal whistle-blowing was not high on the list of ways to get accountability to the issue.
It can be also said that the whistle-blowing phenomenon appears when an employee reports suspected wrongdoing at his workplace and so takes action by making a disclosure in the public interest.
Assange accused 'crazed' Independent Senator Joe Lieberman and Republican congressman Peter King of pressuring companies into blocking funds to his whistle-blowing website.
KPMG Lower Gulf teamed up with the UAE Internal Audit Association to host a breakfast seminar on the 'Challenges and Opportunities of Whistle-Blowing Procedures'.
Summary: The whistle-blowing group WikiLeaks says it is suspending its publishing operations due to fundraising issues.