Fishing company executive Jóhannes Stefánsson revealed a massive bribery scheme allegedly plotted by Icelandic firm Samherji to illegally obtain offshore fishing rights in Namibia. Wikileaks first published the "Fishrot" files in November 2018. Two Namibian ministers were arrested and criminal investigations are ongoing in at least 27 countries.
Boeing quality manager Mitch Barnett revealed electrical hazards, damaged parts, falsified paperwork, unqualified workers and other potentially grave problems with the 787 Dreamliner aircraft built in Charleston, South Carolina. For his public service, Barnett received the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage from Ralph Nader.
Intelligence officials Gjorgji Lazarevski and Zvonko Kostovski exposed illegal wiretapping of political opponents by the government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who resigned in disgrace. Lazarevski and Kostovski received the Free Speech Award from the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection in 2018.
We are supporting and advising many employees and citzens in several Southeast European countries who have reported detailed evidence of corruption by politicians and companies. Our investigations are in partnership with the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection.
Brigitte Fuzellier suffered a decade's worth of retaliation after she reported alleged financial irregularities within of Kolping, a Catholic charity based in Cologne. On her behalf, we have demanded investigations of Kolping by the German Bundestag, European Union and other authorities.
We are supporting and advising a former employee of a large German media company, a former business partner of a German chemical company, and a former employee of a German university who have evidence of financial and other irregularities. We are protecting their names and identities.
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Whistleblowing International is a hands-on, grassroots activism organization that engages directly in whistleblower cases by investigating their disclosures, fighting for their rights, and working with the media to expose crime and corruption. Like whistleblowing itself, our campaigns aim for results.