Welcome to our media room, where you can find the latest news relating to the struggle of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni. You can view a small selection of press coverage of the Wiwa v Shell case in the slideshow above.

Click on the links to find a cross-section of news from the social and environmental impact of oil companies in Nigeria,  how we are using art and activism to raise awareness, and news from the Niger Delta.

Latest press releases:

29th June 2009: SHELL CLIMATE CRIMES EXPOSED IN NEW REPORT[1]

8th June 2009: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL FORCED TO SETTLE HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OUT OF COURT[2]

1st June 2009: More Delay In Wiwa V Shell Trial As Public Interest Heats Up[3]

27th May 2009: Shell Face Global Backlash Against Ongoing Human Rights Abuse In Nigeria[4]

26th May 2009: Court House Rally Will Continue As Planned In New York Wednesday 27th[5]

19th May 2009: New Research Reveals That Shell Is World’s Most Carbon Intensive Oil Company[6]

14th May 2009: Activists Put Shell Under Fire As Trial Approaches[7]

13th May 2009: Shell Guilty TV Ads Launched to Hold Shell Accountable For Gas Flaring In Advance Of Wiwa V Shell Trial[8]

27th April 2009: Shell Guilty Campaign Launched As Shell Trial Date Confirmed[9]

24th April 2009: ShellGuilty: International Coalition Targets Shell At Jazz Fest For Human Rights And Environmental Wrong Doing[10]

Media coverage:

Here is just a selection of some of the high-profile coverage the Wiwa vs Shell trial has  received.

3rd June 2009: Al-Jazeera News interviewing Ben Amunwa from remember saro-wiwa.

28th May 2009: CNN reports from Ogoniland[11]

26th May 2009: The Independent’s front page ‘Shell on trial[12]

25th May 2009: Financial Times article ‘Old law exhumed by human rights fighters’[13]

Press Release Archive [coming soon…]

Endnotes:
  1. 29th June 2009: SHELL CLIMATE CRIMES EXPOSED IN NEW REPORT: http://remembersarowiwa.com/shell-climate-crimes-exposed-in-new-report/
  2. 8th June 2009: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL FORCED TO SETTLE HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OUT OF COURT: http://remembersarowiwa.com/royal-dutch-shell-forced-to-settle-human-rights-case-out-of-court
  3. 1st June 2009: More Delay In Wiwa V Shell Trial As Public Interest Heats Up: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/more-delay-in-wiwa-v-shell-as-public-interest-heats-up
  4. 27th May 2009: Shell Face Global Backlash Against Ongoing Human Rights Abuse In Nigeria: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/shell-face-glo…he-niger-deltashell-face-global-backlash-against-ongoing-human-rights-abuse-in-the-niger-delta/
  5. 26th May 2009: Court House Rally Will Continue As Planned In New York Wednesday 27th: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/26th-may-2009-…esday-27th-may26th-may-2009-court-house-rally-will-continue-as-planned-in-new-york-wednesday-27th-may/
  6. 19th May 2009: New Research Reveals That Shell Is World’s Most Carbon Intensive Oil Company: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/19th-may-2009-…ve-oil-company19th-may-2009-new-research-reveals-that-shell-is-worlds-most-carbon-intensive-oil-company/
  7. 14th May 2009: Activists Put Shell Under Fire As Trial Approaches: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/14th-may-2009-…ial-approaches14th-may-2009-activists-put-shell-under-fire-as-trial-approaches/
  8. 13th May 2009: Shell Guilty TV Ads Launched to Hold Shell Accountable For Gas Flaring In Advance Of Wiwa V Shell Trial: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/13th-may-2009-…-v-shell-trial13th-may-2009-shell-guilty-tv-ads-launched-to-hold-shell-accountable-for-gas-flaring-in-advance-of-wiwa-v-shell-trial/
  9. 27th April 2009: Shell Guilty Campaign Launched As Shell Trial Date Confirmed: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/27th-april-200…date-confirmed27th-april-2009-shell-guilty-campaign-launched-as-shell-trial-date-confirmed/
  10. 24th April 2009: ShellGuilty: International Coalition Targets Shell At Jazz Fest For Human Rights And Environmental Wrong Doing: http://remembersarowiwa.com/media/24th-april-200…al-wrong-doing24th-april-2009-shellguilty-international-coalition-targets-shell-at-jazz-fest-for-human-rights-and-environmental-wrong-doing/
  11. 28th May 2009: CNN reports from Ogoniland: http://remembersarowiwa.com/cnn-reports-from-ogoni/
  12. 26th May 2009: The Independent’s front page ‘Shell on trial: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/shell-on-trial-1690616.html
  13. 25th May 2009: Financial Times article ‘Old law exhumed by human rights fighters’: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3d93c1a0-493f-11de-9e19-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1