Tuesday 15 December 2009

Beat the Trafigura Gag on the BBC

Following a call by Left Outside and Liberal Conspiracy for bloggers to thwart the gagging of the BBC by Trafigura over allegations of toxic waste dumping in the Ivory Coast, I thought "that's one bandwagon I'm happy to be part of". If you've got a blog this is what you have to do:

1) Embed this BBC report:

2) Link to this censored report of Trafigura's activities.

On his blog, Don't Get Fooled Again, Richard Wilson writes:
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.

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.
This brings me to the third thing you can do: spread the word.


Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Good stuff, I'll get that up at mine asap.

Simon said...

Thanks for this. I'm going to try and spread the word via Youtube.

Dave Semple said...


ray said...