(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


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

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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