A coalition of human rights organisations are calling on all public authorities and institutions to protect whistleblowers who report or expose the harms, abuses and serious wrongdoing that arise during the coronavirus pandemic. The coalition is also encouraging all citizens and workers to participate in ensuring our governments, corporate institutions and markets remain accountable, and in defending the human rights and freedoms of all people.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark relief the importance of accountability and the need for regular and reliable information from our public institutions and our leaders. The people of every affected country need to know the truth about the spread of the disease both locally and internationally in order to respond effectively and help protect their communities. Fairness, transparency and cooperation are vital and never more so than during a pandemic.
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