The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

What’s The Best Way To Protect Whistleblowers?

A thicket of legislation in the UK and US aims to frustrate whistleblowers, and the digital era throws up whole new threats to their interests. What is the best way to protect whistleblowers, both before they make the decision to speak to a journalist and once the story is published?

Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Delphine Halgand-Mishra is the Executive Director of The Signals Network. She previously served for six years as Reporters Without Borders’ North America Director, advocating for journalists, bloggers, and media rights worldwide.

Frederik Obermaier

Frederik Obermaier is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter for the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s leading broadsheet. He is one of the two reporters first contacted by the anonymous source of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that prompted a global investigation involving hundreds of journalists.

Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack is a national security and human rights attorney known for her defense of whistleblowers, journalists, and hacktivists. She has represented National Security Agency whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake.

Julie Posetti

Julie Posetti is Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, where she leads the Journalism Innovation Project. A multi-award winning journalist formerly with the ABC, she authored UNESCO’s Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age and co-anchors the Working With Whistleblowers Project for Blueprint for Free Speech.

Stéphanie Gibaud

Stéphanie Gibaud is a public relations expert, event marketing specialist and whistleblower. In 2008, while working for the Marketing department of UBS, her employer asked her to shred documents while an investigation by the French government was taking place.
  • 20 October 2018 10.45–11.45