In many instances, whistleblowers find the abusive power they have revealed turned against them, both ending their careers and harming their personal lives.
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
The conflict between Congress and President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine's president is just the latest version of a long-running struggle for power between the two branches of government.
There's no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
Australian laws make it inevitable for whistleblowers to be charged whenever national security might be involved, even when the information is in the public interest.
While the ministerial direction represents a genuflection in the direction of press freedom, it provides nothing by way of protection for whistleblowers.
A parliamentary inquiry into press freedom is merely a public relations exercise designed to buy time until the public anger over last month's police raids dies down.
After this week's police raids on media outlets, we need a better way to balance two crucial elements of our democracy - national security and press freedom.
While Scott Morrison and other Liberals have been very concerned about protecting religious freedom, this week's raids have brought unwelcome questions about media freedom.
Politicians have been leaking secrets to journalists as long as newspapers have existed. But it's getting more difficult thanks to surveillance technology.
Whistleblowing on doping can and does have life-altering implications for athletes – new research.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
Chelsea Manning's disclosures on the Iraq war were major milestones in the emergence of the digital age whistleblower.
Targeting Witness K and his lawyer in the Timor-Leste bugging case shows a government increasingly hostile to the media.
The government has a lot of work to do on it's proposed foreign influence and official secrets laws to ensure they don't prosecute whistleblowers.
Accounts and other tax professionals might face some awkward conflicts of interest thanks to the federal government's proposed whistleblower laws.
Information is valuable and can be risky.
The mere existence of mechanisms to report incidents at work is not enough – whistleblowers have to believe they'll be believed.
Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
We need to reform whistleblower protections if we want them to help maintain the integrity of government, business and non-profits.