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The ethics of whistleblowing are complex and nuanced. While it can be seen as a necessary means to expose wrongdoing, protect the public interest, and hold organizations accountable, concerns about potential harm, confidentiality, and the importance of internal reporting channels should also be taken into account. Debate.

Topic: challenges of corruption.

6. The ethics of whistleblowing are complex and nuanced. While it can be seen as a necessary means to expose wrongdoing, protect the public interest, and hold organizations accountable, concerns about potential harm, confidentiality, and the importance of internal reporting channels should also be taken into account. 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’.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of whistleblowing and debate its ethicality.

Directive:

Debate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining whistleblowing.

Body:

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.

Conclusion:

Complete the answer by summarising its importance.