21 July 2024 | 06:09 AM

#VirtualTownHall: whistleblowers — when are the stakes too high?

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Investigative journalists rely on whistleblowers to expose serious wrongdoing, as the #GuptaLeaks have shown.

But for the whistleblower this may come at great personal cost. When are the stakes too high? How do journalists protect their sources? And if they can’t, is the story worth it?

We will explore these questions during a panel discussion live-streamed via the amaBhungane YouTube page.

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Before joining the amaBhungane team in 2017, Micah was the national coordinator for media freedom and diversity at the Right2Know Campaign. He holds a Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and a BA Honours in History from Wits University.

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