From Edward Snowden to Christopher Wylie – the face of the second generation whistleblowing 

Dominika Popielec

Abstrakt

A whistleblower is a person who publicizes and denounces illegal or unfair practices in his workplace. As history has shown, whistleblowers are great sources of information for journalists. A few examples being Daniel Ellsberg, who was at the forefront of the scandal concerning the Pentagon Papers and Mark Felt, who was a whistleblower involved in the Watergate scandal. Without people like Daniel Ellsberg and Mark Felt, it would be impossible to present and explain some of the biggest 20th century political scandals in the United States. The aim of the paper is to analyze the role of key whistleblowers and other key people who played an important role in disclosing that information to  journalists through the use of databases and other forms of new technologies. The overall concept of what will be referred to as ‘second generation whistleblowing’ is the result of observations and analysis of the activities of both whistleblowers as well as dynamically changing journalism, media and information in the 21st century.

Słowa kluczowe: whistleblower, Edward Snowden, Christopher Wylie, second generation whistleblowing, Big Data, journalism, new technologies
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