Whistleblowing and Media

February 23, 2022
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The Whitaker Institute presents "Whistleblowing and the Media", one of a three-part webinar series "External partners: When disclosures are made outside the organization" run in conjunction with Cork University Business School, Maynooth University and the whistleblowingimpact.org team.

When: 23 February 2022, 1:00pm (GMT)
Where: Online. Zoom.


Whistleblowing is a phenomenon that is not going away. New whistleblower protection laws are being implemented in the EU and other countries. Many organizations are changing their practices to adapt, and to encourage whistleblower disclosures. While this is a step forward, experience tells us that there will still likely be external disclosures, to regulators, to political figures, and to the media.  Whistleblower partners including advocacy groups, experienced lawyers, trade unions and activists can play a critical role in ensuring disclosures are effective, and in protecting the whistleblower. 


Four speakers from the field of Journalism to speak about their experiences of working with whistleblowing disclosures, and the best practices, challenges and lessons learned.

Chaired by Kate Kenny - Professor of Business and Society at NUI Galway. 

Mick Clifford -  Special Correspondent for the Irish Examiner where he also presents a weekly podcast. He has been working in journalism since 1994.

Ian Fraser - Journalist for nearly 30 years, writing for titles including The Economist, Financial Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Reuters, Dow Jones, Daily Mail, Herald and Sunday Herald. 

Aoife Hegarty -  is an investigative reporter with Ireland’s public service broadcaster, RTÉ.  

Conall Ó Fátharta - award-winning former journalist who worked as a Senior News Reporter with the Irish Examiner newspaper for more than a decade. He currently lectures in Journalism at National University of Ireland, Galway. 

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