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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.
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Noun1.whistleblower - 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
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ENPNewswire-August 30, 2019--SEC Awards More Than $1.8 Million to Whistleblower
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- August 29, 2019) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $1.8 million to a whistleblower whose information and assistance were0x20critically important to the success of an enforcement action involving misconduct committed overseas.0x200x20
ISLAMABAD -- The Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission Bill 2019 was a novel step of the incumbent government to weed out the menace of corruption from the society.
The clause related to 'protection to the whistleblower', 'the commission shall ensure that no whistleblower is victimised by disadvantageous measures or otherwise merely on the ground that such whistleblower had made a whistleblower information or rendered assistance in assessment under this act,'.
Although these decrees are not published, the INLUCC has ventured to apply the law without waiting for publication, he said at a conference in Tunis on the second anniversary of the promulgation of the Corruption Reporting and Whistleblower Protection Act.
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Arguably, these delays have severely damaged whistleblower's willingness to come forward.
In modernizing the tax whistleblower statute over the last 12 years, Congress has finally created a simple and enforceable entitlement to substantial compensation for tax whistleblowers.
This means that the whistleblower of the Sh791 million NYS scandal could walk home with a cool Sh79 million if the suspects are convicted and the money recovered.
However, without whistleblower protection it is understandable that these potential heroes will not step forward.
And, ever more governments, corporations and non-profit organisations around the world are putting whistleblower procedures in place.