Top 10 Influential High-End Whistleblowers/Resources
"Fear is the foundation of most governments." - John Quincy Adams.
"Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true." - Julius Caesar.
"A person who reports or informs on a wrongdoer, as in a government agency." - Collins American English Dictionary.
"All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse." - John Quincy Adams.
"We say in this nation that we are looking for people with honesty, integrity, drive and dedication, and then when we find such people, we take them out and whip them." - anonymous whistleblower.
A WHISTLEBLOWER is a person who exposes misconduct, alleged dishonest or illegal activity occurring in an organization. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health and safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).
The Continental Congress enacted the first whistleblower protection law in the United States on July 30, 1778 by a unanimous vote. The Continental Congress was moved to act after an incident in 1777, when Richard Marven and Samuel Shaw blew the whistle and suffered severe retaliation by Esek Hopkins, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy. Congress declared that the United States would defend the two whistleblowers against a libel suit filed against them by Hopkins. The Continental Congress also declared it the duty of "all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other the inhabitants thereof" to inform the Continental Congress or proper authorities of "misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any officers in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge."
Seventy-five years after the ratification of the Constitution, as the Civil War rended the United States, Congress enacted one of the first laws that protected whistleblowers, the 1863 United States False Claims Act (revised in 1986), which tried to combat fraud by military suppliers. The act encourages whistleblowers by promising them a percentage of the money recovered or damages won by the government and protects them from wrongful dismissal.
Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal, sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused, sometimes from related organizations, and sometimes under law. Questions about the legitimacy of whistle blowing, the moral responsibility of whistle blowing, and the appraisal of the institutions of whistle blowing are part of the field of political ethics.
Whistleblower News, Reviews & Resources
- 4 theories about Julian Assange’s cat - The Verge.
- 10 famous/infamous whistleblowers - POLITICO.com.
- 5 past tech whistleblowers on the pitfalls of speaking out - "When Frances Haugen revealed she was the Facebook whistleblower who supplied internal documents to Congress and the Wall Street Journal, she joined a growing list of current and former Silicon Valley employees who’ve come forward to call out military contracts, racism, sexism, contributions to climate crisis, pay disparities and more in the industry."
- A Guardian guide to US government Whistleblowers - "For employees of the United States government, blowing the whistle has long been a fraught decision. From Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the historic Pentagon Papers, to Edward Snowden, America's whistleblowers have faced varying personal and legal ramifications after the event."
- A simple guide to the Pandora Papers leak - "The Pandora Papers is a leak of almost 12 million documents that reveals hidden wealth, tax avoidance and, in some cases, money laundering by some of the world's rich and powerful."
- About the Panama Papers - Süddeutsche Zeitung.
- Bradley Manning - United States Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public.
- Brittany Kaiser: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - "Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser confirmed to The Guardian that she’s a cooperating witness in Special Counsel Robert S Mueller III’s investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 US presidential election and alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia."
- Cambridge Analytica - was a British political consulting firm which combined data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication during the electoral processes.
- Christopher Wylie - Canadian whistleblower in the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal who was the former director of research at Cambridge Analytica.
- CIA officials under Trump discussed assassinating Julian Assange - report - "Mike Pompeo and officials requested ‘options’ for killing Assange following WikiLeaks’ publication of CIA hacking tools, report says."
- Credit Suisse leak raises painful questions for the bank - "Bosses will have to prove their aversion to dubious wealthy clients if they are to regain trust of markets and regulators."
- Credit Suisse leak unmasks criminals, fraudsters & corrupt politicians - "Massive leak reveals secret owners of £80bn held in Swiss bank Whistleblower leaked bank’s data to expose ‘immoral’ secrecy laws. Clients included human trafficker and billionaire who ordered girlfriend’s murder Vatican-owned account used to spend 350m in allegedly fraudulent investment Scandal-hit Credit Suisse rejects allegations it may be ‘rogue bank’"
- Credit Suisse pushes back on reports of controversial accounts - "Credit Suisse pushed back Sunday after multiple media outlets reported that the Swiss investment bank had clients that included criminals, alleged human rights abusers and parties facing sanctions."
- Crooks, kleptocrats & crises: a timeline of Credit Suisse scandals - "A string of controversies have beset Switzerland’s second-largest lender, including Japanese ‘shredding party’ and US sub-prime fraud."
- CRYPTOME - Wikipedia.
- CumEx Files - "How Europe's taxpayers have been swindled of 55 billion."
- CumEx-Files - "The CumEx-Files is an investigation by a number of European news media outlets into a tax fraud scheme discovered by them in 2017. A network of banks, stock traders, and lawyers had obtained billions from European treasuries through suspected fraud and speculation involving dividend taxes. The five hardest hit countries may have lost at least $62.9 billion. Germany is the hardest hit country, with around $36.2 billion withdrawn from the German treasury. Estimated losses for other countries include at least 17 billion for France, 4.5 billion in Italy, 1.7 billion in Denmark and 201 million for Belgium."
- Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower, dies aged 92 - "Analyst who leaked studies showing US government knew the Vietnam war was un-winnable became activist and writer."
- Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange's internet access at London embassy - The Guardian.
- Ecuador gave Julian Assange diplomatic role at its Moscow embassy, says MP - "WikiLeaks founder’s failed plot to leave the UK aided by minister, according to classified documents."
- Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship - The Verge.
- Edward Snowden - American computer specialist, former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA). He came to international attention when he disclosed thousands of classified documents to several media outlets. The leaked documents revealed operational details of global surveillance programs run by the NSA and the other Five Eyes governments of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, with the cooperation of a number of businesses and European governments.
- Edward Snowden agrees to give up more than $5 million from book and speeches - "Edward Snowden, the former CIA contractor who leaked intelligence secrets in 2013, has agreed to forfeit more than $5 million he earned from his book and speaking fees to the US government, according to court records."
- Edward Snowden applies for Russian citizenship for sake of future son - "US whistleblower says move is to prevent separation from his as-yet unborn son in ‘era of pandemics and closed borders’."
- Edward Snowden gets Russian passport after swearing oath of allegiance - "Whistleblower is ‘happy and thankful to the Russian Federation’ for his citizenship, lawyer says."
- Edward Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia - "Former national security contractor fled US in 2013 after leaking documents on American government surveillance operations."
- Edward Snowden has taken $1.2m in speaking fees in exile, US filing says - "US trying to strip whistleblower of profits earned since leaks. Government says speaking fees cover 67 engagements."
- Edward Snowden on Trump, surveillance & exile in Moscow - "The man whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future Edward Snowden on Trump, surveillance and exile in Moscow."
- Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg - The Guardian.
- Edward Snowden's NFT sold for $5.5 million at auction for charity - "The proceeds will go to the Freedom of the Press Foundation."
- Ellsberg & Trump both took classified documents. Their reasons couldn’t be more different - "A great truth teller has left us. A liar whose mendacity has no equal remains for us to deal with."
- Facebook whistleblower revealed on '60 Minutes,' says the company prioritized profit over public good - "The 37-year-old former Facebook product manager who worked on civic integrity issues at the company says the documents show that Facebook knows its platforms are used to spread hate, violence and misinformation, and that the company has tried to hide that evidence."
- Find out who’s behind almost 320,000 offshore companies & trusts from the Panama Papers - Offshore Leaks Database.
- Football Leaks - was a leak in association football revealing "murky" financial transactions in the world of European professional football and exposes the tax tricks employed by some of the continent's biggest stars. It began with a series of investigations published in December 2016 and November 2018 by media partners of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), such as Der Spiegel, Mediapart, El Mundo, Expresso, Falter, L'espresso, and Le Soir. Rui Pinto, the author of Football Leaks, was arrested in Budapest, Hungary, on 16 January 2019 at the request of the Portuguese authorities for suspicion of attempted qualified extortion, violation of secrecy and illegally accessing information. He was extradited to Portugal and has been charged with 147 crimes by the Public Ministry.
- From Ellsberg to Assange: Jack Teixeira joins list of alleged leakers - "The subject matter may differ but the US government has been relentless in pursuing those accused of national security leaks."
- Greatest Movie Whistleblowers - "The 10 Most Infamous Whistleblowers On Film." AskMen.
- Hillary Clinton: 'Julian Assange must answer for what he has done' – video - "Hillary Clinton told an event in New York that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's dramatic arrest on Wednesday was not about 'punishing journalism', but holding him to account for the hacking charges against him. The Australian is charged by the US with conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer network with whistleblower Chelsea Manning. WikiLeaks released a cache of hacked Democratic party emails that embarrassed Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential election."
- How Julian Assange became an unwelcome guest in Ecuador's embassy - The Guardian.
- How Julian Assange rocked the 2016 US Election - "Exclusive: Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election meddling."
- How Snowden escaped - National Post.
- How two BBC journalists risked their jobs to reveal the truth about Jimmy Savile - "Listening to the women who alleged abuse, and fighting to get their stories heard, helped change the treatment of victims by the media and the justice system."
- ICIJ OFFSHORE LEAKS DATABASE - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
- ICIJ releases The Paradise Papers - ICIJ.
- Investigation of the Year awards - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
- ‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg - The Guardian.
- Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman 'ripped off Angola' - "Leaked documents reveal how Africa's richest woman made her fortune through exploiting her own country, and corruption."
- Julian Assange - Australian publisher and journalist best known as the editor-in-chief of the whistleblower clearinghouse WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming. WikiLeaks achieved particular prominence in 2010 when it published U.S. military and diplomatic documents leaked by Chelsea Manning. Assange has been under investigation in the United States since that time. In the same year he was accused of rape and other sexual offences in Sweden. In 2012, facing extradition to Sweden, he took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. There he remains, having been granted political asylum by Ecuador.
- Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country - The New Yorker.
- Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy - "WikiLeaks founder arrested at London embassy where he had taken refuge for seven years."
- Julian Assange cannot be extradited to US, British judge rules - "Appeal expected against the ruling, which comes after weeks of hearings at the Old Bailey."
- Julian Assange ‘dangerously close’ to US extradition after losing latest legal appeal - "In a three-page judgment handed down on Tuesday, UK high court judge Justice Jonathan Swift rejected all eight grounds of Assange’s appeal against the US’s extradition order, signed by then UK home secretary Priti Patel in June last year."
- Julian Assange Is Secretly Charged in U.S., Prosecutors Mistakenly Reveal - The New York Times.
- Julian Assange launches legal action against Ecuador - "WikiLeaks founder accuses government of violating his ‘rights and freedoms’."
- Julian Assange stripped of citizenship by Ecuador - "Authorities cite unpaid fees and problems in naturalisation papers relating to WikiLeaks founder."
- Julian Assange used Ecuador's embassy for 'spying', says president - "Julian Assange used the Ecuadorean embassy in London as a 'centre for spying', the country's leader has said."
- Julian Assange's $6M embassy stay ending? - "The house guest who overstayed his welcome?"
- List of whistleblowers - "This is a list of major whistleblowers from various countries. The individuals below brought attention to abuses of government or large corporations. Many of these whistleblowers were fired from their jobs or prosecuted in the process of shining light on their issue of concern. This list is not exhaustive." Wikipedia.
- LuxLeaks - Luxembourg Leaks (sometimes shortened to Lux Leaks or LuxLeaks) is the name of a financial scandal revealed in November 2014 by a journalistic investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. It is based on confidential information about Luxembourg's tax rulings set up by PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2002 to 2010 to the benefits of its clients. This investigation resulted in making available to the public tax rulings for over three hundred multinational companies based in Luxembourg.
- Meet the Snowden of Swiss Banking - ICIJ.
- New Panama Papers Leak Reveals Firm’s Chaotic Scramble to Identify Clients, Save Business Amid Global Fallout - ICIJ.
- ‘No regrets,’ says Edward Snowden, after 10 years in exile - "But whistleblower says 2013 surveillance ‘child’s play’ compared to technology today."
- OFFSHORE Leaks - the name of a financial scandal that unmasked details of 130,000 offshore accounts in April 2013. The report originated from the Washington D.C.-based investigative journalism nonprofit, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), who collaborated with reporters around the world to produce the series of investigative reports. 86 journalists from 46 countries were a part of the investigations including the BBC, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Le Monde, the SonntagsZeitung and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
- OPENLEAKS - Wikipedia.
- Panama Papers - are 11.5 million leaked documents (or 2.6 terabytes of data) that were published beginning on April 3, 2016. The papers detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. The documents, some dating back to the 1970s, were created by, and taken from, former Panamanian offshore law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca.
- Panama Papers source breaks silence - The Guardian.
- Panama papers: the names - "Search our database of 37,000 names linked to Mossack Fonseca companies in the tax haven of Panama." The Sunday Times.
- Pandora Papers - "The largest investigation in journalism history exposes a shadow financial system that benefits the world’s most rich and powerful. Read more." International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
- Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich & powerful - "Millions of documents reveal offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials."
- Paradise Papers - Wikipedia.
- Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets - AP.
- Putin grants Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Edward Snowden - "Former NSA intelligence contractor was given asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in 2013."
- Read The Luanda Leaks Documents - "We’ve published emails, contracts, organizational charts, meeting videos, loan agreements and more from our investigation into Isabel dos Santos."
- Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK - "Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky."
- RUSLEAKS - RusLeaks, the fake version of WikiLeaks. English Pravda. Now closed.
- Snowden, MI5 & me: how the leak of the century came to be published - "Ten years on, Nick Hopkins recalls how the Guardian defied the intelligence agencies to publish revelations of mass state surveillance."
- ‘Spoiled Brat’ Julian Assange Hit Embassy Guards, Ecuador Says - "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a 'bad-mannered' guest who assaulted the security guards at Ecuador’s London embassy, President Lenin Moreno said."
- Swiss Leaks - name of a journalistic investigation, released in February 2015, of a giant tax evasion scheme allegedly operated with the knowledge and encouragement of the British multinational bank HSBC via its Swiss subsidiary, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse).
- Switzerland at risk of EU blacklist after Credit Suisse leak - "Apparent due diligence failures by Swiss bank prompts centre-right calls for EU to review relationship with Switzerland."
- The Great Hack - 2019 documentary film about the Cambridge Analytica hacking scandal.
- The Julian Assange I Met in 2010 Doesn't Exist Anymore - Wired.
- The Panama Papers - "Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash." ICIJ.
- The Panama Papers - The Power Players: 140 politicians from 50 countries.
- The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump - "Six whistleblowers and ex-government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury climate science - and why they won’t stay quiet."
- The Uber whistleblower: I’m exposing a system that sold people a lie - "Mark MacGann says he has decided to speak out about firm to ‘right some fundamental wrongs’."
- Top 10 Most Influential Whistleblowers - Activist Post.
- Trafficking Inc. - "An ICIJ investigation examines networks of companies, people and business practices that draw profit from cross-border labor trafficking and sex trafficking."
- Vatileaks - the Vatileaks scandal is a scandal initially involving leaked Vatican documents, exposing alleged corruption; in addition, an internal Vatican investigation purportedly uncovered the blackmailing of homosexual clergy by individuals outside the Church. The scandal first came to light in late January 2012 in a television programme aired in Italy under the name of The Untouchables (Gli intoccabili).
- Uber broke laws, duped police & secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals - "More than 124,000 confidential documents leaked to the Guardian. Files expose attempts to lobby Joe Biden, Olaf Scholz and George Osborne. Emmanuel Macron secretly aided Uber lobbying in France, texts reveal. Company used ‘kill switch’ during raids to stop police seeing data. Former Uber CEO told executives ‘violence guarantees success’."
- 'Vatileaks' scandal a 'battle between good & evil' in the Catholic church - The Guardian.
- Vault 7 - series of documents that WikiLeaks began to release on 7 March 2017, that detail activities and capabilities of the United States Central Intelligence Agency to perform electronic surveillance and cyber warfare. The files, dated from 2013–2016, include details on the agency's software capabilities, such as the ability to compromise smart TVs, web browsers (including Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge), and the operating systems of most smartphones (including Apple's iOS and Google's Android), as well as other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux.
- WatchDog Watcher - "exploring the changing landscape of global investigative journalism." We are in a pivotal moment for investigative journalism. It’s a moment ripe with opportunity, but it’s also one fraught with challenges and threats. In the West, the collapse of business models that have supported traditional media has led to fears about the demise of accountability journalism, especially in newspapers. Elsewhere, technology, democracy and globalization have opened up the media space, allowing exposure of wrongdoing that was not possible in the past.
- What are The Panama Papers? - Biggest Leak in History.
- What Happens When a Harassment Whistleblower Goes on the Science Job Market - Wired.
- What is the Suisse secrets leak & why are we publishing it? - "Banking secrecy is an issue of global public interest that can have a profound impact on the world’s poorest."
- What’s in the Facebook Papers & what it means for the company - "Facebook - make that Meta - is battling serious issues on multiple fronts."
- WHISTLEBLOWER - Wikipedia.
- Whistleblower Laws Take Shape As Trillion-Dollar Global Cost Of Coronavirus Crisis Forces Rethink - "The need for whistleblowers is greater than ever. In the U.K. and the U.S. laws are beginning to take shape after the trillion-dollar cost of the coronavirus pandemic makes their value impossible to ignore."
- whistleblower supporter - "Everything about whistleblowers, of interest to whistleblowers and in support of whistleblowers."
- Why be a Whistleblower? - "Should I be a whistleblower and report government fraud?"
- Why does Ecuador want Assange out of London embassy? - The Guardian.
- Why WikiLeaks hates Hillary Clinton - Vox.
- WIKILEAKS - Wikipedia.
- WikiLeaks Dumps ‘Erdogan Emails’ After Turkey’s Failed Coup - Wired.
- WikiLeaks loses access to a key cryptocurrency account - "Coinbase says the leak site was violating its terms of service."
- WikiLeaks releases Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches - CNN.
- William Bourdon - French lawyer of the Paris Bar Association who practices criminal law, particularly specializing in white-collar crime, communications law and human rights. He particularly specializes in defending the victims of globalization and crimes against humanity. He has been with Bourdon Simoni Voituriez since 1979. He is widely considered one of the most powerful international lawyers.
- World Press Freedom Index - "Published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states. Because it is well known, its influence over governments is growing. Many heads of state and government fear its annual publication. The Index is a point of reference that is quoted by media throughout the world and is used by diplomats and international entities such as the United Nations and the World Bank."
Top 10 Most Influential Whistleblowers
- CRYPTOME - founded 1996. Functions as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. "Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance - open, secret and classified documents - but not limited to those."
- DC Leaks - website that was established in June 2016. Since its creation, it has been responsible for publishing leaks of emails belonging to multiple prominent figures in the United States government and military. Cybersecurity research firms say the site is a front for the Russian cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear. On July 13, 2018, an indictment was made against 12 Russian GRU military officers; it alleges that DC Leaks is part of a Russian military operation.
- Football Leaks - since 2015. Website that reveals transfer fees, wages and contract information about famous footballers. The website has been described as the football version of WikiLeaks.
- Freedom of the Press Foundation - non-profit organization founded in 2012 to fund and support free speech and freedom of the press. The organization is headed by both mainstream and alternative journalists such as Daniel Ellsberg and Xeni Jardin as well as activists, celebrities, and filmmakers. The mission is to help "promote and fund aggressive, public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government", and it offers a way to crowd-source funding for WikiLeaks and independent journalistic organizations. In October 2013, the Foundation released Secure Drop, developed in part by the late programmer Aaron Swartz. The tool allows for anonymous communication between two parties, allowing whistleblowers to contact journalists without ever exchanging one anothers' identities or contact information.
- Honolulu Civil Beat - investigative news website that practices watchdog journalism related to the U.S. state of Hawaii. Journalists and editors at Civil Beat have traveled to other U.S. held territories and military installations in the Pacific, reporting on current and historical events about immigration and other issues. Civil Beat is headquartered in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, and is published by Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.
- International Consortium of Investigative Journalists | ICIJ - founded in 1997. "Leak To Us." Encourages whistleblowers everywhere to securely submit all forms of content that might be of public concern - documents, photos, video clips as well as story tips. "We accept all information that relates to potential wrongdoing by corporate, government or public service entities in any country, anywhere in the world. We do our utmost to guarantee the confidentiality of our sources."
- OPENLEAKS - founded 2011. "Here and there and everywhere." The new whistleblowing website. "We are using our collective experience in an attempt to support, and help others to support whistleblowers; thus making the leaking of information more widespread, while simultaneously reducing the personal risk to those who fight corruption."
- The Intercept - online publication launched in February 2014. Platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.
- TRADE LEAKS by Greenpeace - founded 2010. "Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is being negotiated behind closed doors on our behalf. The leaked documents on this site underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced: TTIP, CETA, TiSA and JEFTA are about a huge transfer of power from people to big business."
- VATI LEAKS - "Keeping the public updated on Church affairs while reinstating suppressed anvient knowledge." The Catholic Church is not for respectable people.
- Whistleblowers UK - "Run by whistleblowers for whistleblowers." Our Mission: To provide advice and support for those who are considering acting on their conscience.
- WIKILEAKS - founded 2006. "Courage is contagious." International non-profit organisation that publishes and comments on submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources and news leaks alleging government and corporate misconduct.
- WSJ SAFEHOUSE - since 2011. "Securely Share Confidential Documents." Help The Wall Street Journal uncover fraud, abuse and other wrongdoing. Send documents to us using a special system built to be secure. Keep your identity anonymous or confidential, if needed.
- Yanukovych Leaks - "On February 22, 2014 volunteer divers found nearly 200 folders of documents at a lake at the residence of former president of Ukraine. They had been thrown in the lake to destroy them as people were escaping the compound. A group of journalists and activists has undertaken to rescue, systematize and investigate the enormous wealth of information about the former owners of the residence. The recovered documents are being published on this website to make them available to journalists and citizens around the world." Contains more than 9,500 scanned originals.