Noel Engels
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1d ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, Jane speaks with Noel Engels. After spending over two decades working for the US government in intelligence, law enforcement, and military combat operations, Engels left his role as a Criminal Analyst at the Department of Homeland Security after filing a whistleblower complaint. Engels claims he was improperly removed from an investigation into human trafficking allegations against Utah County Attorney David O. Leavitt. He and Turner discuss the shocking details of that case and the retaliation he faced for speaking up. Listen to the po ..read more
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Billie Winner-Davis & Victoria Turner
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1M ago
In this special episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with Billie Winner-Davis and Victoria Turner about the trauma experienced by family members of whistleblowers who face retaliation. Billie is the mother of Reality Winner, the intelligence community whistleblower imprisoned for leaking a NSA report on the Russian government’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 election. Victoria is the daughter of Whistleblower of the Week’s Jane Turner, who twice blew the whistle on misconduct at the FBI. Billie, Victoria and Jane discuss the ways that whistleblower re ..read more
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Reality Winner
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1M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with former intelligence contractor Reality Winner.  Motivated to act on a belief that the American public was not getting the full truth. Winner leaked a top-secret NSA report on the Russian government’s attempts to hack a Florida-based voting software supplier ahead of the 2016 election to the news media. Winner and Turner discuss her background, motivations, and how the Espionage Act should be modified to give it more nuance. They also talk about the harsh sentence handed down by the court and the impact ..read more
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Aris Danikas
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1M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with Aris Danikas, a whistleblower and the founder and CEO of Liberty of Speech. Turner and Danikas discuss his journey from whistleblower, he blew the whistle on human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings by police in South Africa, to whistleblower advocate. They also speak about the upcoming conference Global Corruption And Public Integrity - The Human Factor which features panel discussions on international whistleblowing protection policies with a specific focus on the human toll whistleblower retaliati ..read more
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Johannah Phenya
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2M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with Johannah Phenya, the owner of a South African IT company who alongside her husband blew the whistle on alleged corruption and fraud in the awarding of government contracts. Following their whistleblowing, Johannah’s husband, Marumo Phenya, was assassinated. Johannah was honored for her bravery by Blueprint for Free Speech in their 2023 Whistleblowing Awards. She and Turner discuss her whistleblowing journey, her commitment to ensuring her husband’s death was not in vain, and the immense dangers faced by wh ..read more
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SPECIAL ALERT: Stephen Kohn on the New DOJ Whistleblower Program
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2M ago
In this special episode of of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with leading whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, founding partner of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto and Chairman of the Board of National Whistleblower Center, about the Department of Justice’s ongoing development of a new whistleblower award program. “We are on the verge of a major whistleblower development, one of the most important over the last twenty years,” explains Kohn. “The Justice Department plays a critical role in all of the major anti-corruption and fraud cases. So if we can help the Justi ..read more
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Mzukisi Makatse
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3M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with Mzukisi Makatse, who blew the whistle on a corrupt grant awarded by the South African Lottery Commission. Makatse was honored for his bravery by Blueprint for Free Speech in their 2023 Whistleblowing Awards. He and Jane discuss his whistleblowing journey, including the immense retaliation he faced, as well as the state of whistleblowing in South Africa. Listen to the podcast on WNN or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Amazon. Subscribe on your favorite platform ..read more
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María de los Ángeles Estrada
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4M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast,  Jane speaks with María de los Ángeles Estrada, a lawyer in Mexico specializing in transparency and anti-corruption. She serves as the Executive Director of the Transparency and Anti-Corruption Initiative of the School of Government and Public Transformation of the Tec de Monterrey, one of the most important and renowned universities in Latin America. Turner and Ángeles Estrada discuss her legal and advocacy career as well as the importance of whistleblowers in anti-corruption efforts in Mexico and around the world. They also spea ..read more
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Stephen Kohn on Landmark Supreme Court Whistleblower Case
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4M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner speaks with leading whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn, founding partner of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto and Chairman of the Board of National Whistleblower Center, about the recent landmark ruling in the Supreme Court whistleblower case Murray v. UBS Securities.  Kohn gives historical perspective on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and explains the law. A major aspect of SOX was that it changed the burden of proof so that whistleblowers only need to prove that their whistleblowing was a “contributing factor ..read more
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Nikhil Dey
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5M ago
In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, host Jane Turner talks to Nikhil Dey, the co-founder of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), a workers and peasant empowerment organization based in Rajasthan, India.  MKSS has led transparency and anti-corruption movements across India, including for the Right to Information, minimum wage, protection for gig workers, and more. MKSS pioneered the practice of public audits, in which local officials report to communities how and where they spend the resources, giving citizens the chance to hold officials accountable. Dey has been ..read more
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