With details of the newly published report by the US Senate coming out, this 4 year investigation is shining light on some of the questionable interrogation techniques and the medical staff involved in the “safe keeping” of the detainees of the US Government. Whilst much of the attention has been focused on the legality and… Continue reading CIA black sites: offshore interrogation centres and an increasingly aggressive CIA
The parents of 5 year old Ashya King were released from a Spanish prison after a European arrest warrant against them was cancelled; this arose following their actions to smuggle him out of Southampton General Hospital and travel to Spain, believing he was not getting the best care and that his condition would deteriorate. They… Continue reading Ashya King: lessons to be learned
Whistleblowers are being victimised when they go back to work. A recent government report found that whistleblowers were often victimised and bullied after exposing misconduct in companies and public services in the UK. As the expenditure of public money is often shrouded in a cloud of secrecy, a whistleblower can give us an insider’s perspective… Continue reading Are Whistleblowers being treated fairly?
Cyber bullying and anonymous bloggers Cyber bullying is defined as an action that ‘uses information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group that is intended to harm another or others.’ Website browsing, discussion forums and other mobile technologies such as SMS text messaging are a part of… Continue reading Anonymous bloggers causing defamation, harassment, bullying and other illegal activities…What do we need to do to eliminate the bad ones? Any current UK laws to stop them?