Whistle-blowing in Modern Politics Introduction-What is Whistleblowing and how is it categorized? The term “whistle-blower” is a combination of two words - “Whistle” and “Blower”. It refers to a person who blows the whistle (or brings the attention) like an umpire, a referee or a traffic policeman to indicate foul play, illegal or dishonest behaviour, wrongdoing, misconduct, corruption, fraud etc. Whistleblower is someone willing to expose secrets. Ralph Nader coined the word in 1970s by his book “Whistle blowing” in order to avoid connection with negative words like “informers” and “snitches”.
The state then can make use of the information for certain political purposes like filtering criminal/ terrorist-related suspects out of the government or even country. Surveillance itself is disrespectful and offensive although it may contribute to the national
When Snowden leaked the information, it didn’t just make the enemies hate the US further, but it also harmed the relationship it had with its ally countries. Aside from that, terrorist groups already have an idea on how the intelligence activities were performed, not only by the US, but also its ally countries such as Australia and UK. Details will be discussed further in the next argument. 3. The leaking of NSA information made terrorists informed of the counter terrorism measures of the United States of
The Crucible is an allegory to the Red Scare for many reasons, but one is that they are both run by lies spread by people to put themselves out of harm's way. The Crucible was written and used to express what was going on during this period with the Red Scare. “They were hounded by law enforcement… and fired them from their jobs” because of what they believed in their rule of terrorism, in The Crucible where people were hung because of their beliefs. Another example of The Crucible being an allegory to the Red Scare is how in The Crucible, Abigail Williams was over exaggerating her statement that she could see and talk to the devil. Just like how “McCarthy and Hoover… exaggerating that possibility” in the Red Scare.
Because of the fake account, CNNMoney spoke with several former Wells Fargo employees who attempted to report the illegal tactics, but faced harsh punishment by the organization. These whistleblowers used the appropriate channels to report the wrongdoing and suffered retaliation that ranged from a hostile work environment to termination of employment from Wells Fargo. The suppression of whistleblowing by Wells Fargo could result in legal consequences for the executives for any retaliation that occurred against employees who called the ethics hotline to report the illegal
Further, he argues such views would cause lawyers to become selective with unpopular clients. Berger states: "The important public policy which underlies this tradition—the right to counsel—would be gravely jeopardized if every lawyer who takes an "unpopular" case, civil or criminal, would automatically become fair game for irresponsible reporters and editors who might, for example, describe the lawyer as a "mob mouthpiece" for representing a client with a serious prior criminal record, or as an "ambulance chaser" for representing a claimant in a personal injury
Any hesitation in a crisis can potentially cost an officer his or her life, or it could cost the life of the alleged perpetrator or even an innocent bystander. However, hesitation by an officer could lead to the loss of evidence vital to the prosecution of the alleged perpetrator who was at the center of the controversy. Law Enforcement Officers are charged
In a professional context, committing plagiarism can also have unfortunate consequences. For example, in the case of a journalist, writer, or researcher, their credibility and reputation can be seriously damaged. They can also get fired and be legally prosecuted, facing fines or even
Snowden is called a whistle-blower which is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person who informs on a person or organization regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity”. Although this definition highlights the fact that he revealed the potentially unlawful and immoral activity conducted by the National Security Agency, some critics perceive Snowden to be a traitor and therefore thoroughly un-American. These recent events, such as the revealing of Mrs. Merkel 's phone tapping, have torn the world and started a never ending discussion: was Edward Snowden 's release of secret and/or classified information to the general public a betrayal on the state or a blessing to
Virtue ethics is more about ‘being’ whereas moral ethics is more about ‘doing’ (Rondall, 2014). In order to act and behave in a morally correct way, one has to have a character and virtues that will support it. Being a virtuous person will enable you to act according to moral principle; however you cannot act according to moral principle and do your duty if you do not have the virtues that allow for this. Kant suggests that good will is achieved through intent, contributing to the argument that one cannot act morally if their intentions have ulterior motives (Rondall, 2014). The motivation behind duty is having the respect for moral law, thus inferring that one has to have respect which is gained through practice, learnt by habituation and taught from example (Johnson & Cureton, 2016).