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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Frédéric St-Martin: Should media whistleblowers be protected?

Whistleblowers can be a privileged source of information for journalists. Public disclosure of wrongdoing may also be one of the most powerful measures of accountability.

In some cases however, public disclosures of wrongdoing involving just a few individuals may have extremely serious consequences for their employer and some of their colleagues who have done nothing wrong.… Continue Reading

Frédéric St-Martin: Whistleblowing from within the intelligence community

Many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, require the disclosure of wrongdoing occurring within the intelligence community to be done internally.

In contrast with most other public officials, relevant national laws prohibit employees of the intelligence community and the military from disclosing wrongdoing to a designated third party independent from the relevant organization.… Continue Reading

Frédéric St-Martin: Should whistleblowers’ motives matter?

Do motives matter for assessing the legitimacy of whistleblower allegations? This issue is currently subject to debate in Canada as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are respectively considering and testing reward-based schemes for whistleblowers.… Continue Reading

Whistleblowing: How do we measure its effectiveness?

Despite its tremendous potential to influence law and public policy, whistleblowing effectiveness has been less studied than whistleblower motivations and the consequences whistleblowers must often endure for speaking up.

This may come as no surprise.… Continue Reading