Syndicate-100

RUSSIA

INDEPENDENT MEDIA SERVING MEDICAL WHISTLEBLOWERS


Created at the initiative of the Moscow tri-weekly Novaya Gazeta, Syndicate-100 is a coalition of 25 independent Russian media outlets that facilitate whistleblowing by medical personnel who want to draw the media’s attention when they lack the necessary personal protective equipment to handle Covid-19 patients. An online form allows doctors and nurses to report PPE shortages anonymously and thereby avoid being dismissed or harassed. If the management of the hospital or health centre concerned denies the existence of any shortage, a reporter is sent to interview personnel and verify the report.