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(The Whistle) is a whistleblowing platform based in Belgrade that combines journalism and legal expertise in its work. Founded in 2010, Pištaljka has published more than 700 investigative stories on corruption, abuse of office and other forms of threats to the public interest. Many of our stories have led to official investigations, resignations and removals of public officials.
Since 2014, Pištaljka has been providing free legal aid to whistleblowers, including court representation, and so far it has succesfully defended more than 30 whistleblowers from retaliation and provided advice to more than 1,000 clients.
Pištaljka was part of the working group to draft the Serbian Whistleblower Protection Law, adopted in 2014. In cooperation with the Judicial Academy, Pištaljka has trained more than 900 judges and more than 200 public prosecutors, which has resulted in effective implementation of the law.
Pištaljka has published a series of guidebooks for whistleblowers, judges, prosecutors, and authorized whistleblowing officers.