EFJ: newwhistleblowers directive must be amended

It has been asked in an open letter sent by, among others, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) to the European institutions that are currently discussing the new whistleblowers directive

On 19 November 2018, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), EFJ (the European Federation of Journalists), EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (the European Newspaper Association) and NME (News Media Europe) sent an open letter to strongly encourage the Members of the European Parliament and the Council representatives to ensure that the proposed directive on the protection of whistleblowers, which is currently being negotiated in both institutions, guarantees a robust protection for persons choosing to turn to the media to report unlawful or wrongful acts. The draft directive, as proposed by the European Commission in April 2018, falls short when it comes to guaranteeing satisfactorily protection for whistleblowers who exercise their right to freedom of expression.

The full letter is available here

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