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Is whistleblowing ethically justified? Debate.

Topic: challenges of corruption.

7. Is whistleblowing ethically justified? Debate. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of whistleblowing.

Structure of the answer:


Begin by defining whistleblowing.


Explain What are the moral and ethical justification of whistleblowing – whistleblowing is morally required when it is required at all; people have a moral obligation to prevent serious harm to others if they can do so with little costs to themselves. Mention how it prevents corruption. Give examples to justify your points.


Complete the answer by summarising its importance.