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Whistle-blowing - Can YOU recognise the true public interest and the genuine whistle-blower?

"Whistle-blower" is often used by journalists but often they use it incorrectly. Do you? You won't after this! Eileen invites you to test your understanding, using widely reported cases, showing where the media often gets this wrong.  This workshop is for everyone who wants to protect the public by protecting whistle-blowers - because everyone is Edna, whether they know it or not.

Eileen Chubb recently published There is no “Me” in Whistle-blower which outlines Edna’s Law, designed to protect the public by protecting whistleblowers.

It is based on the combined experiences of thousands of whistle-blowers on Eileen’s helpline which she set up after being one of the “BUPA 7” whistle-blowers who became the first case under the Public Interest Disclosure Act – it failed them and it still fails whistle-blowers and the public today.

Eileen founded the charity Compassion In Care and co-founded The Whistler with the late Gavin MacFadyen and she works closely with investigative journalists such as BBC Panorama and Heather Mills of Private Eye, with whom she has exposed the Care Quality Commission and abuse in care homes. 
 

Earlier Event: August 26
Film the Police
Later Event: August 26
The World Needs Good Journalists