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to blow the whistle on sb./sth., whistle-blower, whistle-blowing  
von aphoenix (US), 2019-02-05, 09:04  like dislike  Spam?  
There seem to be some misconceptions about the terms "whistle-blower", "whistle-blowing", and "to blow the whistle on sb./sth.  
These terms have nothing to do with "Verrat" (treason, betrayal, perfidiousness, ...) verrat unless you believe that it is wrong to report wrong-doing.  Thus "whistle-blowing" should NOT be translated as "verräterisch", and it appear to me that most of the listed translations of "whistleblower" are at best misleading and at worst slanderous.  I hesitate to start a massive [del] campaign, as I'd much prefer that native speakers of German make corrections, add disambiguation, or delete as appropriate.  Any volunteers? to blow the whistle whistle-blower whistle-blowing
"blow the whistle : to call public or official attention to something (such as a wrongdoing) kept secret —usually used with on blew the whistle on the firm's unethical practices"
"A person who informs on a person or organization regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity."
"whistleblower" = "Whistleblower" is correct.
von Windfall (GB), Last modified: 2019-02-05, 11:42  like dislike  Spam?  
I agree that verräterisch is a mistranslation. It doesn't seem to have any comprehensible sources either. I can't see a literal translation in the dict yet (referring to a person literally blowing a whistle, such as in a netball match). Perhaps it can be changed to that (although I don't think "whistle-blowing" gets used very often in that sense - perhaps "the whistle-blowing coach".

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