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The Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection launched its new website

The Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblowing Protection is a coalition aimed at protecting the rights of whistleblowers, fighting corruption and promoting freedom of speech, created on 9-10 November 2015 by 12 organizations from South-East Europe. The Coalition has 28 members and partners in 12 countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia), the Institute for Democracy and Mediation being one of them. The Coalition has just launched its website: see-whistleblowing.org/the-coalition/.

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Objective:

The objective of the regional initiative is to build a platform on its website where journalists, activists and experts on human rights and freedom of expression can discuss about the issues whistleblowers from the region deal with.

The Coalition wants to monitor cases where various governments or companies threaten or intimidate whistleblowers. Special attention will also be given to laws that fail to offer whistleblowers appropriate protection, and to laws that do offer it and are poorly implemented.

Another priority is the information and education of public opinion on the topic of whistleblowing. The Coalition hopes that a more informed society can improve government and corporate transparency.

Partners:

COALITION COORDINATORS

Arjan Dyrmishi
(+355) 69 204 9835 (Albania)
Institute for Democracy and Mediation

Mark Worth
(+49) 176 630 94993 (Germany)
Blueprint for Free Speech