Persecution of whistle blowers takes many forms

Persecution of whistleblowers, be they citizens, staffers or journo’s, is not confined to established democracies.

It takes many forms and it is perpetrated on individuals and companies: outright intimidation by bosses and peers, creation of reliance on – then the removal of advertising funding, attempts to buy journo silence or favour, creating a hero/saviour culture of secrecy and protection of bosses, inviting your staff to be members of your party or rewarding/protecting only those who are, etc.

Our governments in all 3 spheres in SA are also guilty of this practice.

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