whistle-blower


whistle-blower
(перевод зависит от контекста; иногда, но необязательно, может иметь негативную или иную оценочную окраску)
1) информатор, источник информации

whistle-blower — someone who reports dishonest or illegal activities within an organization to someone in authority (Macmillan)

2) возмутитель спокойствия, разоблачитель, борец за справедливость, правозащитник
3) активист, борец ( о представителе различных общественных движений)

environmental whistle blowers

nuclear whistle blowers

4) свидетель (разоблачения), ключевая фигура скандальных разоблачений; источник разоблачений; обвинитель, лицо, выступившее с обвинениями (Если речь идет о скандальных разоблачениях в области коррупции, финансовых махинациях или иных подобных действиях)

1. When a person has knowledge of a violation of the federal False Claims Act, the person can become what is commonly called a whistle-blower (relator). - Если какому-то лицу становится известно о нарушениях, подпадающих под действие федерального Закона об Исках против Мошенничества, такое лицо может стать тем, кто обычно именуется свидетелем разоблачения

(информатором).

2.These insiders or whistle blowers are also called under the statute a Relator - Согласно закону, такие инсайдеры, или свидетели разоблачения, называются также информаторами.

Syn:
relator
5) в контексте: "she swore to get the whistle-blower who put the finger on her man" (речь идет о жене заключенного) возможен перевод "стукач"
6) встречается также с следующих контекстах:

1. Nader style whistle-blowing.

2. Nor do you – or Matt Drudge, Tripp’s biggest booster in the media – want to recall the first time Tripp, the now-infamous whistle-blower, burst on the national scene. (www.newsmax.com)

3. At least they seem to have gotten over their disdain for government whistle-blowers. Back when the world's most famous whistle-blower produced tapes proving the president of the United States had committed a slew of felonies, the left was more muted in its enthusiasm for female truth-tellers. Dowd called Linda Tripp a "witch" with a "boiling cauldron." Rich said Americans "despise" a "snitch." (Human Events)


The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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