[Canada] MacCharles, Tonda, Richard Colvin: Portrait of a whistleblower, theStar.com, November 21, 2009.

Talk to people who know Richard Colvin and a few key traits emerge. Driven, committed to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Knows his stuff. Takes copious notes. Sociable, yet discreet. Above all, discreet. Click here to read more.

[Vietnam] Huy, Dam, “Company chief arrested for having whistleblower killed, Thanhnien News.com, November 21, 2009.

Ngo Quang Truong, director of real estate investor Hoang Hai Ltd. in Hoc Mon District, was detained after the police caught four men involved in the murder: Bui Quoc Huy, Tran Van Khoa from the northern Vinh Phuc Province, Vu Van Luan from the northern Hai Phong City and Ngo Chi Huan from the Mekong Delta’s Hau Giang Province. Click here to read more.

[Australia] McCarthy, Joanne, “No help for Orkopoulos whistleblower Gillian Sneddon,” theherald.com.au., November 21, 2009.

GILLIAN Sneddon has officially fallen through the cracks in the system. She helped police put her former boss, Swansea MP Milton Orkopoulos, in jail for child sex offences, but NSW Deputy Ombudsman Chris Wheeler has confirmed what Ms Sneddon already knew there is nowhere she can turn for help about her treatment as a whistleblower. Click here to read more.

[Malta] Vella, Francesca, “Whistleblower Act expected shortly,” The Malta Independent, November 20, 2009.

Justice and Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici said yesterday that the Whistleblower Act is expected to be introduced shortly, possibly towards the end of the year or the beginning of next year.

[Iran] McGough, Steve, “Whistleblower Iranian physician dead,” Radio Vice Online, November 18, 2009.

Well isn’t this just grand. Twenty-six year old Iranian prison doctor Ramin Pourandarjani who went public with reports of torture and murder after the recently-squashed Iranian revolution is dead after a car accident. Or is it a heart attack. Or maybe suicide. Or maybe he was poisoned. Click here to read more.

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