Whistleblowers

  • SC wants to know name of whistleblower on guest list row 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed advocate Prashant Bhushan, who has levelled allegations against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha of protecting accused in the 2G case, to reveal the name of the whistleblower from whom he got CBI documents and guest list of the top cop's residence. The apex court...
  • Give department-wise details of whistleblowers complaints: CIC to CVC August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The department-wise details of whistleblowers' complaints of corruption in government departments can be made public, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held. Exercising his Right to Information, Venkatesh Nayak had sought from Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) details of complaints against government servants received under the Public Interest Disclosure and...
  • CRPF commando blames officers for botched up anti-Naxal operation June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. Three security personnel died and four...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Two accused arrested, one absconding June 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Two people have been arrested on charges of abetment to suicide of Karnataka MNREGA whistleblower Suresh. The accused will be produced before the magistrate in Chamrajnagar in Karnataka on Thursday. One accused, however, is still absconding. Police had said that a special team has been formed to track down...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Three accused absconding, anger in the village June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: There were scenes of anguish and anger in the Kagalwadi village in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka as a family mourned the death of 24-year-old Suresh, an engineer who allegedly immolated himself on Monday. Suresh was allegedly harassed by panchayat officials to produce fake bills for projects that never took...
  • CJ Show: The Whistleblowers special May 25, 2014

    As the newly elected parliament gets ready to debate the Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2011, we turn our attention on the whistleblowers who have spoken out against corruption amidst threat and intimidation. ...
  • President gives assent to Whistleblowers Protection Act May 13, 2014

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimisation. The Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011, which provides a mechanism for protecting the identity of whistleblowers -- a term given to people who expose corruption -- got the assent of President Pranab...
  • Protests for quick passage of Whistleblowers Protection Bill February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of activists and kin of those who failed to receive protection after exposing corruption on Friday demanded early passage of the whistleblowers bill pending in Parliament. Families of several whistleblowers held a demonstration at India Gate, displaying photographs of their slain relatives, including Bihar's engineer Satyendra Dubey...
  • CBI flags off issues in amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country heads towards general elections and with every political party making corruption a big issue, the government's proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 have come under serious scrutiny of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone...
  • UP home guard mysterious death: Family alleges murder October 22, 2013

    A home guard who exposed corruption in his department died under mysterious circumstances in Uttar Pradesh. Whistleblower Munesh Sharma had carried out a sting operation with IBN7. ...
  • German 'Whistleblower Prize' awarded to Edward Snowden August 31, 2013

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who exposed the most extensive US global surveillance operations, has been awarded this year's German "Whistleblower Prize" worth USD 3,900 in absentia. The biennial award was given to Snowden, 31, at a ceremony in Berlin yesterday in recognition of his "bold efforts to expose the massive...
  • US: Whistleblower Bradley Manning not found guilty of aiding the enemy July 31, 2013

    Whistleblower Bradley Manning - responsible for the leak of US diplomatic cables is found not guilty of aiding the enemy, however the Military court found him guilty of most other charges including 5 counts of theft. The US soldier was responsible for the largest ever leak of 7 lakh sheets...
  • Snowden affair clouds US attempts to press China to curb cyber theft July 9, 2013

    Washington: Revelations by former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will make it harder for the United States to confront China at talks this week over the alleged cyber theft of trade secrets worth hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Snowden's disclosures of American electronic surveillance around the world give...
  • The Last Word: Has India's response to Snowden's revelations been supine or pragmatic? July 3, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended the vast US surveillance programme under which India is the fifth most tracked country, saying, "it is not actually snooping". ...
  • AAP condemns denial of asylum to Snowden by India July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday condemned the central government for denying asylum to fugitive former CIA agent Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on US data mining. "The Aam Aadmi Party condemns these cowardly acts of our government and demands that as a country governed by a...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US July 3, 2013

    Washington: Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, the US has said Edward Snowden is rightfully charged by its courts for espionage and leaking classified information, and Washington is making diplomatic efforts to ensure he is brought back to face those charges. "Snowden has been lawfully charged in US courts. As a...
  • Has India become the only country to back the US on cyber snooping? July 2, 2013

    India has rejected US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's request for asylum in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs said it saw no reason to accede to Snowden's request. ...
  • Khurshid defends US surveillance programme, says 'it is not snooping' July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended the vast US surveillance programme under which India is the fifth most tracked country, saying, "it is not actually snooping". "This is not scrutiny and access to actual messages. It is only computer analysis of patterns of calls and emails that...
  • India turns down US whistleblower Edward Snowden's asylum request July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India has rejected US National Security Agency whistleblower Edwarden's request for asylum in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs said it saw no reason to accede to Snowden's request. "The Indian Embassy in Moscow did receive a request for asylum in a communication dated 30 June from Mr...
  • India unlikely to consider Edward Snowden's asylum request: sources July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian government sources have said that they have received no formal asylum request from US whistleblower Edward Snowden and that there have been only public statements. Government sources say they are unlikely to consider the request given that Snowden has no travel documents. Government sources say India...
  • Edward Snowden seeks asylum in India: WikiLeaks July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has sent an asylum request to India and 18 other countries, whistleblower website WikiLeaks has claimed. Snowden continues to remain defiant and has said the US is illegally persecuting him and made it clear that he does not intend to get...
  • Watch: Tracing US whistleblower Edward Snowden June 29, 2013

    Edward Snowden, the former defense contractor accused of disclosing details about secret US surveillance programs still remains in transit at the Russian airport. One of the CNN correspondents played a detective at Moscow airport to see if he could spot Snowden. ...
  • US using all legal options to get Snowden back: Obama June 25, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Sunday said the US was "following all appropriate legal channels" to apprehend fugitive American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who fled Hong Kong and landed in Moscow. In brief remarks to White House reporters, Obama said, "What we know is that we are following all the appropriate...
  • India shouldn't go the US way in monitoring its citizens: Barun Mitra June 14, 2013

    The Edward Snowden revelations that has brought to light Washington's snooping and monitoring activities of US citizens and the US government's stance on whistleblowers have lessons for India as well as New Delhi is in the process of rolling out a new cyber security architecture. Where does liberty end and...
  • CJ brutally attacked after exposing discrepancies in Govt schemes May 6, 2013

    CJ Mangla Ram was attacked after he exposed discrepancies in Govt schemes like MNREGA. ...
  • CJ Whistleblowers blog: On victimisation after exposing dubious of a gas agency May 6, 2013

    CJ Suresh Kumar Sharma's first person account on victimisation after exposing dubious of a gas agency in Amritsar. ...
  • CJ Dhanajay Dubey's fight for Whistleblower Protection Bill May 27, 2013

    CJ Dhanajay Dubey talks about his brother Satyendra who was murdered for raising his voice against corruption. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist special on whistleblowers May 6, 2013

    This week on the Citizen Journalist show we focus on the whistleblowers who have spoken out against corruption amidst threat and intimidation. ...
  • Russia tries to prosecute a dead man January 29, 2013

    Moscow: Russia is preparing to put lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on trial, even though he died in 2009, an unusual twist in a case that has become a byword for Russian corruption and severely strained US relations with Moscow. Russia's top court ruled in August 2011 that posthumous trials are allowed, with...