The term whistleblowers is described as an individual
who reveals important acts of deceptions, waste, deceit, maladministration  or exploitation of powers in breaking the
countries laws and regulation in either public or private sector. Across the
globe  whistleblowers have started
playing very significant role in shaping and uplifting the society People like
Mark Felt in the Watergate scandal had tapped the presidency of Richard Nixon
was the secret informant who had helped Washington post reporters. Few other
whistleblowers like Breadley Manning and Julian Assange played the role of
whistleblowers in wiki leaks. Assange unveiled wikileaks.org in
January 2007 and has pulled off some astonishing coups for an organisation with
a handful of staff and virtually no funding. It has exposed evidence of corruption
in the family of former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi,
published the
standard operating procedures for the Guantánamo Bay detention centre,
even made public the contents
of Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account.Edward Snowden will go
down in history as one of America’s most consequential whistleblowers,
alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing
over material from one of the world’s most secretive organisations – the NSA.

Bob
Woodward and Carl Bernstein Washington Post reporters uncovered the
details of Watergate scandal. The Watergate
scandal was a major political
scandal that occurred in the United States during the
early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
 on June 17, 1972, and President Richard
Nixon’s administration’s subsequent attempt to cover up
its involvement. The Scandal exposed the disclosure of various misuse of power
by individuals from the Nixon organization, a reprimand procedure against the
president that led to articles of indictment, and the abdication of Nixon. The
embarrassment additionally brought about the arraignment of 69 individuals,
with trials or supplications bringing about 48 being discovered blameworthy, a
considerable lot of who were top Nixon authorities.

The
Whistle Blower protection laws are passed in different countries, after
realizing the need to protect the whistleblowers, who aims in protecting the
interest of the public. US is the first country and having dominant whistle
blower protection laws compared to othercountries.US have more laws relating to
Whistle Blower Protection. US legislation has considered protection for
whistleblowers in all the laws having public interest such as Sarbanes Oxley
Act, 2002. The countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, and Brazil have
patchwork /fragmented laws for whistle blower protection, whereas Romania, UK,
South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China,
Malaysia, Philippines, and India have comprehensive Whistleblower protection
laws.