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International Whistleblower Day marked in Skopje

International Whistleblower Day marked in Skopje

Skopje, 24 March 2017 (MIA) - International Whistleblower Day and Free Speech Day Macedonia was marked Friday in Skopje at an event organized by the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection (SECWP) and Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP-Macedonia. 

Katica Janeva, the main public prosecutor of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO), said the Whistleblower Protection Law was vital for functioning of the institution stating that it must be implemented appropriately.

The SPO, media, the civil sector and the relevant institutions, she added, are obligated to show to whistleblowers that they are one of the key links in the fight against all forms of corruption and crimes of high-ranking officials.

"Those who want to act as whistleblowers should be aware about the significant role they will play aimed at achieving a noble goal and mission embedded in history," Janeva said calling on the citizens to be brave and to report cases of corruption.

Macedonia has one of the best laws on the protection of whistleblowers. "What's missing is implementation of this law by the institutions. It enter into force in March 2016," said Slagjana Taseva, head of Transparency International Macedonia. ba/17:36

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