Whistleblowers need good legal and non-legal community support more than they need journalists. They need people to support and advise them even through the ordeal of trying to deal with the media or legal cases.
We hope to cultivate a cycle of increasing mutual trust between us and people giving us tips by implementing everything we can to protect anonymity and confidentiality, being very clear about the risks and not being able to fully guarantee anonymity. We do what we can to protect anonymity and confidentiality, but we can not guarantee anonymity and confidentiality a 100%. The identity of a person may become suspected – or even confirmed – prematurely in many ways and for many reasons.