Whistleblower

  • Protests for quick passage of Whistleblowers Protection Bill 07-02-2014 10:18 PM

    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 31-01-2014 09:08 PM

    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...
  • UP home guard mysterious death: Family alleges murder 22-10-2013 10:12 AM

    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 31-08-2013 05:11 PM

    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...
  • US: Whistleblower Bradley Manning not found guilty of aiding the enemy 31-07-2013 09:01 AM

    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 09-07-2013 04:11 AM

    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...
  • The Last Word: Has India's response to Snowden's revelations been supine or pragmatic? 03-07-2013 11:16 PM

    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 03-07-2013 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US 03-07-2013 09:51 AM

    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? 02-07-2013 11:55 PM

    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' 02-07-2013 07:31 PM

    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...
  • India turns down US whistleblower Edward Snowden's asylum request 02-07-2013 04:04 PM

    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...
  • India unlikely to consider Edward Snowden's asylum request: sources 02-07-2013 10:26 AM

    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 02-07-2013 08:50 AM

    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 29-06-2013 08:29 PM

    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 25-06-2013 01:11 AM

    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 14-06-2013 04:42 PM

    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 06-05-2013 02:45 PM

    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 06-05-2013 02:39 PM

    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 06-05-2013 02:32 PM

    CJ Dhanajay Dubey talks about his brother Satyendra who was murdered for raising his voice against corruption. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist special on whistleblowers 06-05-2013 02:22 PM

    This week on the Citizen Journalist show we focus on the whistleblowers who have spoken out against corruption amidst threat and intimidation. ...
  • Whistleblower special: Behind the camera

    Much Louder |  Runjhun Sharma
    Citizen Journalist Dhananjay Dubey shows pictures of his courageous brother Satyendra Dubey - who was brutally murdered in November 2003 for fighting corruption. Whistleblower Stayendra...

  • Russia tries to prosecute a dead man 29-01-2013 10:37 AM

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  • Satyendra Dubey murder: Have we forgotten our heroes? 27-11-2012 11:50 PM

    Satyendra Dubey's brother Dhananjay spoke at a people's forum in Delhi, and pushed for the fast passage of the Lokpal and Whistleblower Bills in Parliament. ...
  • US must stop probing me, says Julian Assange 26-10-2012 08:33 AM

    In an exclusive interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, he gives us an idea of how life has been at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has been there since June, 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. When asked what is it like living in an embassy, Assange said, "It...
  • Kushwaha a whistleblower: Yashwant Sinha 06-01-2012 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: Defending expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction in the party, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday said Kushwaha has come to the BJP as a whistleblower. "He (Kushwaha) was a part of Mayawati's corrupt government. Now he will bring to light all the wrong that was...
  • 3 anti-graft bills which faced roadblocks in RS 30-12-2011 07:31 AM

    New Delhi: All three major anti-corruption bills - Lokpal, Judicial Accountability and Protection of Whistleblowers could not be passed in the Winter Session of Parliament as the government was not able to muster support from its allies and the Opposition. While the Lokpal Bill met with an anti-climax on Thursday...
  • Whistle-blowers Bill passed in Lok Sabha 28-12-2011 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: A Bill which seeks to provide for setting up a regular mechanism to encourage persons to disclose information on corruption or willful misuse of power by public servants, including ministers was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Whistle-blowers' Protection Bill, 2011 also seeks to provide "adequate...
  • Winter session extended by three days: Bansal 21-12-2011 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament, which was scheduled to end on Thursday, has been extended by three days from December 27 to discuss Lokpal Bill and other legislations. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said this in the Lok Sabha while tabling the 33rd report of the Business...
  • Winter session extended for 4 anti-graft bills 20-12-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government, facing flak for not taking strong actions to curb corruption, has decided to extend the winter session of Parliament has for three days till December 29 to pass four crucial anti-graft bills - the Lokpal Bill, the Citizens' Charter Bill, the Judicial Accountability Bill and...