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BBC Network Africa interview with Platform on Shell's human rights abuses
October 07, 2011 07:46 AM PDT
Network Africa, the BBC World Service's flagship programme broadcasting across the continent, interviewed Platform's Ben Amunwa about the new report which implicates Shell in a decade of new human rights abuses in Nigeria. Shell declined to attend the interview.Free Speech Radio News: Report ties Shell to human rights abuse, environmental destruction in Niger Delta
October 05, 2011 12:56 PM PDT
US radio station Free Speech Radio News interviews Platform's Ben Amunwa on the new report, Counting the Cost, which implicates Shell in new human rights abuses in Nigeria.BBC Business Daily: Shell fuelled conflict in the Niger Delta
October 04, 2011 04:34 AM PDT
BBC Business Daily interviewed Platform in detail about its new report on Shell's human rights abuses in the Niger Delta. Shell were invited to the interview but refused. The BBC World Service broadcast the report to hundred millions of listeners worldwide.
October 04, 2011 03:47 AM PDT
CBC Radio Canada broadcast an interview with the author of Platform's new report, Counting the Cost, on Shell's human rights abuses in Nigeria.Wikileaks - Shell Infiltrate Nigerian Government
December 13, 2010 03:16 AM PST
PLATFORM's Ben Amunwa was interviewed on the BBC World Service following revelations on Wikileaks about Shell's infiltration of the Nigerian government. In a leaked US diplomatic cable, Shell executive Ann Pickard boasts about how Shell "had access to everything" that was discussed in "all the relevant ministries".
November 08, 2010 11:09 AM PST
An introduction to an all new series of podcasts to mark the 15th anniversary of the execution of Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa (http://remembersarowiwa.com/).
October 30, 2010 04:04 PM PDT
This series of podcasts by campaigning group PLATFORM (http://www.platformlondon.org) explores the Niger Delta issue through conversations with leading human rights defenders and influential activists. PLATFORM visited the Niger Delta in Autumn 2010 to conduct research and collaborate with key figures in the movement for environmental justice and social change.
The podcasts are produced by PLATFORM's remember saro-wiwa project, a UK based initiative to highlight the environmental and social impact of oil production in the Niger Delta, and to hold accountable the oil companies, in particular Shell, who benefit from the devastation. For more information and resources, please visit: http://www.remembersarowiwa.com
Episode I is concerned with Women's Rights in Niger Delta, and features an interview with women's rights activist, Emem J Okon, of Kebetkache Women's Resource Centre, based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Kebetkache is strong advocate of gender equality and works in some of the challenging regions in the Delta. Following the recent military attacks on Gbaramatu in the Western Niger Delta, Kebetkache set up residential camps for internally dispaced women and children, providing much needed support to the civilians whose homes were destroyed by the military.Episode II: Patrick's Podcast
November 04, 2010 02:15 PM PDT
Anyone interested in human rights in the Niger Delta should know the name Patrick Naagbanton. An activist, campaigner and human rights reporter, Patrick has a solid reputation as one of the foremost rights monitors in the region. His organisation, the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) is a vital force in the movement for social change in the Delta: http://www.cehrd.org/.
October 30, 2010 04:09 PM PDT
Comrade Che is best described as a local legend. Ex-trade unionist, political prisoner, environmental activist and village elder, his life story is complex and fascinating.
November 04, 2010 01:25 PM PDT
An exclusive interview with Constance Meju, journalist and activist with the National Point Newspaper, a pillar for rights reporting in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. She reveals some fascinating insights into the role of women in the Ogoni protest movement which succeeded in forcing Shell to withdraw from the region in 1993.
A series of podcasts on the 15th Anniversary of the executions of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight colleagues. Listen to the activists continuing the struggle for environmental and social justice. Interviews to inspire and spotlight the decades of oppression in the Niger Delta. Critical voices on critical issues.
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