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or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower  (wĭs′əl-blō′ər, hwĭs′-)
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is ... hoping to get another chance to search for government waste" (Washington Post).

whis′tle-blow′ing n.


informal a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something


or whis′tle blow`er,

a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.
whis′tle-blow`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whistle-blower - an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it; "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"; "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"
informant, source - a person who supplies information


n he was the whistle-blower in this affairer hat über diese Affäre ausgepackt (inf)
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A whistle-blower has filed a lawsuit claiming that Walmart (WMT), in an effort to catch Amazon (AMZN), issued misleading e-commerce results and fired an executive who complained that the retail giant was breaking the law, Bloomberg reports.
The fourth condition is a lack of whistle-blower protection.
On 21st December, 2016, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) introduced the new whistle-Blower policy that provides up to 5 per cent reward for whistle blowers for exposing fraud in both public and private sectors.
In its resolution, the Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division gave credence to the testimonies of principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy, socialite Ruby Tuason and other state witnesses who admitted participating in the elaborate scam perpetrated by the fake nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) controlled by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.
Reporting tax evasion of over Rs 5 lac to Rs 10 would get the whistle-blower ten percent of the amount and Rs 1 lac from the board.
This recognised the need to create an environment that not only welcomed, but encouraged openness and transparency, and avoided focusing on or blaming the whistle-blower.
Byline: COMMENT BY JOHN WILSON, Garda Whistle-blower and candidate for Cavan-Monaghan
The bill defines a whistle-blower as a person who reveals information - in good faith - pertaining to a crime relating to corruption without being a principal or accessory to the reported crime.
An effective whistle-blower system helps fight corporate corruption, minimize economic loss and promote transparency in companies," said Anti-Bribery and Corporate Ethics Expert Frank Numan who addressed local businessmen in a forum organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors in Cebu recently.
A FORMER director of public prosecutions has said that criminal cases should have been brought over any allegations of tax evasion against clients of a private bank whose account details were leaked by a whistle-blower.
This is perhaps not surprising given potential damages a tribunal can award a successful whistle-blower are unlimited where he/she has been unfairly dismissed for making a protected disclosure, as opposed to being limited to the lower of a year's gross pay or PS76,574 in a straight-forward unfair dismissal claim, and a tribunal will take into account a whistle-blower may struggle to gain new employment.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkish authorities reportedly arrested a number of members of the police who attended recent corruption operation in pre-dawn raids, a whistle-blower has said.