Are whistle-blowers 'heroes under fire'?
Xolani Gwala looked closely at the issue of people that choose to help where many won't. Whistle-blowing is almost a world on it's own, they can be the angels roaming in our midst anonymously helping push some agenda. What motivates them to do what they do? What support do they get and do they get any at all? Alison Tilley, head of Advocacy and Special Projects at Open Democracy says they are working very hard to help the plight of whistle blowers. Xolani asked what their current mission and book, titled "Heroes Under Fire" seeks to achieve.
Whistle Blowers don't act on their own and their actions don't just affect them in isolation. Often when they are found out and assassinated, they leave behind families and the current legislation doesn't look deeper into issues like that so we need new ideas.
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Are you a whistle blower? Do you know any? How has your or their lives changed and what are your thoughts on the involvement of whistle blowers?
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