Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has provided a website for whistle-blowers (photo:dpa)

Government and business can benefit more from whistle-blowers

Wikileaks and the plight of former CIA computer analyst Edward Snowden have highlighted the role of whistle-blowers in government and business. But while whistle-blowers can do a lot of good to bring the spotlight on corporate or government wrongdoing, it is company directors and those at the top of government who can really make a difference.

<i>World attention has been drawn to what loyalty really means in situations where an employee, while bound by a commitment to secrecy, observes that their superiors are guilty of misconduct. This happens in politics and business with whistle-blowers often praised in public but disparaged in the privacy of boardrooms. Morally principled w...

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Professor Enrico Colombatto
Telling a lie or keeping quiet because your employer has asked you to is no excuse. Loyalty to morally despicable action is not loyalty but collusion
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  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
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