Victory! EU directive finally protects whistleblowers
by Daniel Leon
It's a giant leap for whistleblowers! A EU directive now protects whistleblowers by making it legal for them to break news on wrongdoing directly to media outlets or regulators, before first having to check with their bosses.
Whistleblowers in the EU now can blow the whistle more freely. (Photo: public domain)
On 12. March 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States reached a provisional agreement on how to protect whistleblowers. This agreement clarifies the directive first suggested by the European Commission in April 2018. This directive made the press and media freedom community quite nervous, as it…