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Shell fuelled conflict in the Niger Delta

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. The report, titled ‘Counting the Cost’ implicates Shell in cases of serious violence in...

Shell funds militant clashes in Nigeria

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.

Interview: Shell’s Grip on Nigeria exposed

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”. The leak exposes Shell’s colonial control over Nigeria’s...
Fifteen years on: introduction

Fifteen years on: introduction

This series of Platform podcasts explores the issues of the Niger Delta 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 mark the 15th anniversary of the execution...
Episode I: Fifteen years of not getting justice

Episode I: Fifteen years of not getting justice

This series of Platform podcasts explores the issues of the Niger Delta 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. Episode I concerns women's rights in the Niger...
Episode II: Patrick's podcast

Episode II: Patrick’s podcast

An activist, campaigner and human rights reporter, Patrick Naagbanton 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. In Episode II we hear Patrick’s personal reaction...
Episode III: I believe in justice

Episode III: I believe in justice

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. In this highly quotable interview, Comrade Che talks about his experiences; how imprisonment under Nigerian military dictatorship changed his understanding of politics; how oil companies work in alliance with their...
Episode IV: Environmental Rights Action

Episode IV: Environmental Rights Action

This series of Platform podcasts explores the issues of the Niger Delta 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. In Episode IV, Platform’s Ben Amunwa interviews Morris...
Cleaning up the Royal Bank of Scotland

Cleaning up the Royal Bank of Scotland

A short video that was made in conjuntion with WDM-Scotland, FOE-Scotland and others about activities around the RBS AGM in Edinbugh in 2010.
Voices that Shake

Voices that Shake

Over 5-days in August a group of young people gathered to develop creative responses to stories of social injustice and the struggles against them as part of the Shake! Arts, Media, Race & Power course. Inspired by the memories of Nigerian Writers and Activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and in celebration of the life of Stephen Lawrence...
'Stopping the Bush Fire', Carbon footprint of Arnolfini's building

‘Stopping the Bush Fire’, Carbon footprint of Arnolfini’s building

This is audio from a guided tour of Bush House, the ex-warehouse which is owned by Arnolfini arts centre, Bristol. Stopping the Bush Fire examined Bush House's carbon footprint in every facet, from obvious areas like the source of its electricity, to its finance, and audience journeys. It was part of a day-long conference called "Embedded"...
And While London Burns

And While London Burns

And While London Burns is an acclaimed downloadable opera-for-one made in 2007. Part-fiction, part-fact, the story is a gripping walking tour through the heart of London’s financial district looking at London’s business impacts on climate change. Some buildings and paths have changed, but the walk and absorbing soundscape starring BAFTA-award-winning actor Douglas Hodge, still works....
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