FACTSHEET published on 21 Nov 2018 • Department / Unit Legal & PolicyInitiative or Policy Media Freedom & Pluralism

Whistleblower Protection

The European Commission is proposing to regulate whistleblower protection at European level, a very welcome move. The proposal should however ensure relevant and effective protection and allow for public disclosure whenever whistleblowers feel it is necessary. This understanding should be translated into appropriate rules that do not de facto discourage them from turning to the media.