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Whistleblower - Alone against the System

They risk everything for the truth. But what price do they pay for their revelations? There is a fate behind every scandal. After bringing their dark secrets to light, the informants’ lives have never been the same again.

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Revelations by whistleblowers such as Swiss Leaks bring tax authorities around the world billions in revenue. They uncover corruption, data abuse and war crimes - without whistleblowers, the world would be a more naive place Behind each story, however, is a personal fate: when the auditor Rudolf Elmer disclosed illegal business methods by Swiss banks, his life turned into a thriller. Stéphanie Gibaud, too, a marketing employee at UBS was first put under massive peer pressure and then fired. This is the price that most whistleblowers have to pay - just like Swen Ennullat, who had the gall to cry foul twice!.