Whistleblower Insider wants to hear from you on who should be honored as our 2015 Whistleblower of the Year. We are especially interested in those individuals who best encapsulate the qualities of the typical whistleblower — courage, strength, integrity, selflessness and a deep concern for public health and safety. You can choose among the 6 candidates listed below, or select your own candidate. Please vote for and identify as many candidates as you like. The more the merrier. Voting will continue through the end of January with results of your top selections to be announced shortly thereafter. Thanks for voting!
Aicha Elbasri — The former spokesperson for the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) who resigned from that post after calling out what she describes as the “conspiracy of silence” of UNAMID and the UN in failing to report on the atrocities committed by the Sudanese government against its people. Learn more about Ms. Elbasri.
Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov — The Russian sports insiders who took a bold stand against what they saw as major corruption in the recently revitalized Russian sports machine and exposed one of the biggest international doping scandals in sports history. Learn more about the Stepanovs.
Walter Tamosaitis — The former manager at the Hanford nuclear site who exposed serious health and safety concerns at the country’s largest environmental cleanup site. Learn more about Dr. Tamosaitis.
The VA Whistleblowers — The collection of healthcare providers at the VA Department who have come forward to identify the horrendous treatment of our veterans at the hospitals that are supposed to take care of them. Learn more about the VA whistleblowers.
Craig Watts — The Perdue chicken farmer who exposed the horrid conditions in which Perdue raises its chickens. Learn more about Mr. Watts.
Dr. Bennet Omalu — The NFL concussion whistleblower who exposed the link between repeated head trauma suffered by football players and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and the inspiration for the upcoming movie Concussion. Learn more about Dr. Omalu.
Write-In Whistleblower Candidate — A whistleblower not on our list of candidates who you believe deserves to be recognized as our 2015 Whistleblower of the Year.
The 2015 Whistleblower of the Year is Perdue Chicken Farmer Craig Watts! Read more here.
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