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The Signals Network is a French-American nonprofit organization. Its aim is to advance the public interest by encouraging transparency, accountability, reporting and whistleblowing. 

Whistleblowers are essential players in uncovering wrongdoing, protecting public safety, and strengthening our democracies. However, they overwhelmingly face legal, physical, psychological, and economic retaliation.

Freedom of information, transparency, accountability and whistleblower protections have never been more important. These are universal rights literally meant to protect us. That’s why they are core components of a functioning democracy. 

The Signals Network enables whistleblowers and international media investigations to work seamlessly together to hold powerful interests accountable.

The Signals Network is already operational in 12 countries where we are actively supporting three dozen whistleblowers who have provided information on the biggest media stories of our time, e.g., corruption, #MeToo, political propaganda online, health hazards and COVID-19 to media outlets ranging from The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC to Der Spiegel and The New Yorker. Already, we have coordinated the publication of three major investigations through media in the U.S. and across Europe (Die Zeit, El Mundo,...) that reached tens of millions of readers.


Mission

The Signals Network believes in the public’s right to know and the duty to tell.

The Signals Network believes that a free press is a pillar of democracy that holds the powerful to account and sheds light on uncomfortable truths.

The Signals Network believes in the power of international collaboration of media.

The Signals Network believes that whistleblowers are essential players in uncovering wrongdoing committed by the powerful and in strengthening our democracies. We owe our knowledge of the truth to many known and unknown whistleblowers all over the world. We need more whistleblowers to build a more transparent society. whistleblowers often face legal, physical, psychological, and economic consequences as a result of their actions. Those who risk their lives and livelihoods to bring us the truth deserve our support.

The Signals Network is committed to building a more transparent society.

The Signals Network is committed to supporting investigative journalism upstream and downstream.

The Signals Network is committed to maximizing the impact of journalism investigations.

The Signals Network is committed to building a proactive dynamic towards whistleblowers.

About

The Signals Network is a French-American nonprofit organization. Its aim is to advance the public interest by encouraging transparency, accountability, reporting and whistleblowing. 

Whistleblowers are essential players in…

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  • Civic Engagement
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Job & Workplace
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