Transparency International (TI) hosted a conference for whistleblowers last week in Berlin, Germany. Mark Worth is reporting in a blog post that around the world, "Powerful cultural, political and social forces – often dating back centuries – can keep the lid on bribery, extortion, collusion and other crimes that by any measure should see the light of day." Delegates from thirteen countries agreed that, "whistleblowers . . . still lack adequate legal protections in nearly every country in the world." The participants are working on a set of principles to include in whistleblower laws. They may benefit from the National Whistleblowers Center's model whistleblower legislation.