Bloggers – help beat Trafigura gag on BBC!


1:12 pm - December 15th 2009

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Richard Wilson writes:

You can help beat Trafigura’s gag on the BBC by embedding this Youtube video on your website… …and linking to this pdf!

Here’s why…

Late last week the BBC chose to delete from its website a damning Newsnight investigation into the Trafigura scandal, following legal threats from the company and its controversial lawyers, Carter-Ruck.
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The mainstream UK media has so far assiduously avoided reporting on the BBC’s climbdown. Yet it’s an issue that raises serious questions about the state of press freedom in Britain, at a time of unprecedented attacks on the media.

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Trafigura have a history of imposing gagging injunctions on news organisations in relation to their dumping in Abidjan.

See here for details of their injunction against the Guardian and here for details of their gag on the Times.

Trafigura are aware of the toxic contents of the waste that was dumped on their behalf in Abidjan and of the possible effects on the local community since they themselves commissioned a report on it in 2006 through Waterson & Hicks, a UK law firm. This is the Minton report. Trafigura attempted to apply the gagging order to the reporting of a question raised in the House of Commons by Paul Farrelly MP. They now claim the matter cannot be raised there as it is sub judice.

Details of the Minton report are available at http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Minton. You should be aware, however, that The UK media is currently unable to mention the URL “http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Minton” or anything else that would direct people towards the report.

Shame on #Trafigura! Come on Bloggers, Twitterers, join in!

Sign the petition too http://www.libelreform.org/

FLAME ON!

Will do over at mine.

As the Sly and Reggie track goes… ‘Trafigura..call off your dogs’

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Suburban+Pirate/Sly+and+Reggie….Protest%21

The New Statesman bravely ran a blogpost on this last night. Sadly, it’s now been replaced by a “file not found” notice.

Ignore me last post. They’ve just changed the slug and confused google news.

Sorry, world. Am moron.


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