The Washington Post: What makes whistleblowers speak out while others stay silent about wrongdoing

What motivates whistleblowers?

Many people stay quiet when they see injustice or wrongdoing, because they’re not used to speaking up or they fear losing their status or livelihood if they do. But a select few become whistleblowers, assuming personal or professional risk to make sure the truth gets out.

What most distinguishes whistleblowers from bystanders, though, may be their ability to stick to their principles when they’re under extreme pressure in the moment.

Read the full article here for an insightful discussion of what it takes to be a whistleblower – from our friend Elizabeth Svoboda via the Washington Post, and including insights from HIP Board Member Zeno Franco.

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