whistleblowing

11.08
2020

Join the discussion! „Snitchers, Tattletales, and Whistleblowers“ at Arvamusfestival on August 14 at 16-17:30

Whistleblowing is not seen as a favoured phenomenon in Estonia. People who dare to speak up against injustice or fraud are usually beaten down by the criticism from the society, or even worse: their colleagues, friends and family.

09.12
2019

Anti-Corruption Act 2019 to be given to newspaper Postimees and investigative journalists Martin Laine and Oliver Kund for consistent work on whistleblower protection

During the conference "Fish Rots from the Head Down: Tone at the Top in the Private Sector" held on International Anti-Corruption Day, Transparency International Estonia announced the Anti-Corruption Act of 2019. The award was given to the Estonian daily Postimees and investigative reporters Martin Laine and Oliver Kund for consistent work on the issue of whistleblower protection while reporting on alleged fraud of EU funds in Tallinn Technical University.


Project has ended

Tailor-made whistleblowing mechanism for the public sector

The aim of the project is to develop a mechanism for reporting wrongdoing which will function appropriately in the Estonian public sector.

During the project, specific recommendations and proposals are made to the partner from the public sector in order to develop, implement and use the mechanism in every day work-life. The mechanism will be introduced to different public institutions, and if need be, policy recommendations for an improved legislation will be created.

Project period: April 10, 2015 - November 30, 2016.