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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.




a. the practice of informing on someone or putting a stop to something
b. (as modifier): a whistle-blowing policy.
2. (as modifier): a whistle-blowing policy.


n (fig)Verrat m
References in classic literature ?
The train continued its erratic progress, sometimes stopping altogether for a time, with whistle blowing repeatedly; sometimes creeping along the metals as though feeling its way to safety.
These so called "gagging orders" seem somewhat pointless when one reads "Moreover, confidentiality clauses do not prevent an employee from raising any concerns they are legally entitled to do under whistle blowing legislation.
Aimed at commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916, around 200 local schoolchildren are set to gather at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, near Lichfield, to take part in a mass whistle blowing event.
Islamabad -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has called for early adoption of the proposed Whistle Blowing Act to help eradicate corruption in government departments and the society at large.
The Chairman said under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), legislation on Whistle Blowing was an obligation on Pakistan.
Chairman NAB said, in this media age, Whistle Blowing Act is imperative for the country.
Under the theme of openness and fairness, the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) yesterday launched the Whistle Blowing Policy with the participation of all employees and with the attendance of the CEO, Abdulsalam Mohammed al Murshidi, at its premises.
Put simply, if a company does not have proper, effective policies and structures supporting whistle blowing, this might make it hard to know if, for example, there is corporate malfeasance going on internally," she says.
A WHISTLE BLOWING BANKER recently addressed an anti-money-laundering conference in Las Vegas and laid down some hard truth.
While there have been many studies examining whistle blowing with different factors in especially marketing, there has not been any intention for examining it in education.
Worryingly, just under half (44 per cent) of nurses in Wales said worries about victimisation or reprisals would make them think twice about whistle blowing with only 34% saying that they would be confident about whistle blowing.
2004), "Developing and Teaching the Virtue-Ethics Foundations of Healthcare Whistle Blowing," Monash Bioethics Review.