Share information anonymously (Publeaks)
Publeaks is a secure online system that allows whistleblowers to communicate privately, anonymously, and safely with researchers at SOMO and leading investigative journalists. This helps us to address social wrongs in a secure and anonymous environment.
Share important information with us in a safe way!
Whistleblowers can upload information anonymously and it is forwarded in a technically irreducible manner to journalists and researchers. Researchers who want to know more before they continue their investigations can contact the whistleblower anonymously and from there determine whether they want to pursue their research any further.
How it works
Here at SOMO, we receive confidential documents from people who wish to remain anonymous on a regular basis. When it comes to sensitive and controversial information, it is very important for organisations and individuals to know that they can leak their information both safely and anonymously.
Publeaks – with its advanced technology, optimal protection of sources and excellent information regarding risks – is a useful tool for the safe and responsible leaking of inside information to SOMO and leading media organisations.
All the media members of Publeaks endorse the “Code of Bordeaux” – a journalistic code that is in line with our own research Code of Conduct. Information is handled in a fair manner and accusations are not published without substantiation. Moreover, in-depth research into multiple sources is crucial for Publeaks, and any allegations are investigated from all sides.
Sharing sensitive information
- Inside information about production chains and links could potentially help us in our efforts to link human rights violations to specific factories and the brands that source from these factories.
- Inside information provided by anonymous parties can help in the filing of complaints with government authorities, or stimulate public debate on the issue of trade and investment agreements.
- Inside information helps researchers and journalists do their job better, which is an important condition for the stimulation and maintenance of democratic developments.
We hope that whistleblowers with important information about corporate abuses will come forward via SOMO Publeaks(opens in new window) in order to further enrich our research.