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Empowering Our Whistleblowers

By Gabriella Razzano

In 2010 the Open Democracy Advice Centre undertook a comprehensive review of the state of whistleblowing in South Africa, entitled " The Status of Whistleblowing (2010). Three years on, the whistleblowing landscape is due another review. Research demonstrates that progress has not merely halted in the current context, but that in fact South Africa appears increasingly hostile to whistleblowing activities. It is not just legislative provisions that may require review, but other broader environmental recommendations are also needed in order to properly enable whistleblowing.
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By Karen Rothmyer
When Narasimhan Ram, then editor-in-chief of The Hindu, announced the
appointment of the paper’s first ombudsman in 2006, he said that among the
objectives of the appointment were to institutionalise self-regulation, improve
standards, and strengthen the bonds between the paper and its readers.
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