PPLAAF is proud to launch The Witness, its podcast on the realities of whistle-blowing in Africa.
Hosted by Fatima Hassan and Produced by Volume Africa.
Would you be willing to risk everything in order to stand up against corruption? These are the stories of the men and women who have done just that. They are a collection of brave and courageous whistleblowers who, all over Africa, have risked assassination, unemployment and severe stress in order to call out governments and huge corporations in their wrongdoing.
Episode 5 – Punishment
In this episode we are looking at the topic of “punishment” for whistleblowers and one story that even ends in a death sentence. Host: Khadija Sharife
Episode 4 – Evidence
In this episode we are looking at the topic of “evidence” which can be the most crucial component of a whistleblower’s case. We’ll also look at the sacrifices they make to get the evidence that’s needed. Featuring Athol Williams.
Episode 3 – Legal Representation
In this episode we are looking at the topic of “legal representation” for whistleblowers who found legal help at the time when they most needed it. Featuring Mosilo Mothepu, Daniel Witz and William Bourdon.
Episode 2 – Loss
In episode 2 we are looking at the topic of “loss” from whistleblowers who risked everything and lost a great deal in the process of speaking out. Featuring Bianca Goodson, Johannes Stefansson and Professor Thomas Pogge.
Episode 1 – Transformation
In episode 1 we look at the topic of “transformation” from whistleblower to activist, how speaking out can lead you on a path that changes your whole life forever. Featuring Andrew Feinstein, Jean-Jacques Lumumba and PPLAAF’s director Henri Thulliez.