How to be a whistleblower
HAVE A STORY BUT WANT TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS? WE OFTEN WORK ALONGSIDE PEOPLE WHO WISH TO EXPOSE A PERSON, COMPANY OR ESTABLISHMENT OF WRONGDOING – BUT DON’T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED. FIND OUT HOW TO BE A WHISTLEBLOWER.
At TTTP we ensure that all our tipsters and whistle blowers are 100 per cent protected. To put your mind at ease, we send a confidentiality agreement straightaway which ensures nothing will be published without your permission.
Once you are happy with the offer we’ve secured you, we pass over relevant information to the newspaper and get the ball rolling. After the copy has been written, we get the final copy back from the newspaper and read it back to the you to ensure you’re happy with it. If you wish to go through it with a toothcomb, we’re happy to – anything to put your minds at ease.
To give you an example, in March 2015, The Sun printed the shocking footage of a convicted murderer throwing a booze-fuelled party – in his prison cell.
We obtained the video from the tipster who read our ‘how to be a whistleblower’ page and passed it onto our close contacts at The Sun. The minute-long mobile phone footage shows tattooed killer Dashem Tesfamichael grinning and dancing to rap music while swigging illicit booze.
The shocking footage, filmed on an illicit mobile phone, shows the 30-year-old murderer with pals inside HMP Coldingley, in Bisley, Surrey. At one point the camera showed a window ledge in the Category C prison full of sweets, snacks and drinks.
Tesfamichael, of Camden, north London, was jailed in 2008 for a minimum of 13 years after admitting stabbing a young father to death.
Every day, we receive dozens of anonymous tips but in order for us to know which ones to work on we need to know as much informational as possible.
Please do not be alarmed if we ask you to email over documents or pictures – or any evidence you have to support your story. This is completely standard when working on a tip-off – being it a celeb expose or lifting the lid on corruption at a company or establishment. If we did not ask to see evidence, we would not be a reputable company and would not be doing our jobs. We need to make sure the evidence is cast iron before printing a story, especially in the current media climate (see IPSO for more information).
To send us a story, simply complete the Story Valuation form on this page. Feel free to remain anonymous, but please leave some contact details so that we can call or email you back to verify your information. Again, we protect all of our sources, so you don’t need to worry about anything you send us.
If you would like to find out what type of stories we are typically looking for, click here.
To read about story valuations and how much your story could be worth, click here.
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