Working with whistleblowers: A survey of journalists (Background to the survey)

This survey is designed to aid the development of international guidelines for investigative journalists to be published online and in booklet form with the title: "Working with whistleblowers in the Digital Age: A handbook for journalists." The research is being produced for the NGO Blueprint for Free Speech and it is funded by Open Society Foundations (OSF). Journalist-researcher Julie Posetti ( is leading this project with Blueprint's executive Director Dr Suelette Dreyfus ( It is hoped that this research might also contribute to new understanding about emerging best practices in digital era source protection among investigative journalists. Please contact Julie Posetti if you have questions about this survey.