Laws only serve to muffle whistleblowers, says lawyers group

July 25, 2015

Laws only serve to muffle whistleblowers, says lawyers group The laws in place to "protect" whistleblowers are ineffectual and only exist to protect the authorities from being exposed by their adversaries or the media, Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said... Read more

  • People fishing at an abandoned flat in Xian village, a slum area in downtown Guangzhou, China, yesterday. – Reuters pic, July 25, 2015.
  • Hindu priests pulling a chain of wooden beds tied through the flooded banks of river Ganga after heavy monsoon rains in the northern India caused the rise in water levels in Allahabad, India, yesterday. – Reuters pic, July 25, 2015.
  • A man riding his bicycle between taxis parked on the street during a protest against the online car-sharing service Uber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. – Reuters pic, July 25, 2015.
  • Members of the Peace Mothers facing police officers during a protest against a suicide bombing, which killed 32 activists on July 20 in the Turkish border town of Suruc, on Thursday in Ankara. A suicide bomber, identified as a 20-year-old Turk, blew himself up in Suruc across the border with Syria from the embattled town of Kobane, a battleground between Kurds and Isis fighters. – AFP pic, July 25, 2015.
  • Children sitting and watching from their homes as Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi movement attend a rally in the capital Sanaa yesterday protesting against air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the country. – AFP pic, July 25, 2015.

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Models take part in the ‘Trashion’ fashion show on the roof of a building in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday. The show featured designers who used recycled items such as coffee filters, tissue paper, grain sacks and window screens. – Reuters pic, June 1, 2014.

Models take part in the ‘Trashion’ fashion show on the roof of a building in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday. The show featured designers who used recycled items such as coffee filters, tissue paper, grain sacks and window screens. – Reuters pic, June 1, 2014.

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