Yesterday we brought you links to discussion in Parliament about disreputable oil company Trafigura’s legal shenanigans to prevent discussion of their activities on the Côte d’Ivoire.
Today here’s a little more, courtesy of Private Eye’s blog. Ian Hislop, the editor of the magazine, appeared with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger at a select committee hearing discussing the damage injunctions can do to real, investigative journalism. An unedited verbatim transcript can be found here, with the juicy bits starting around Q850, about halfway down the very long page.
In it, Hislop talks candidly about a number of incidences where he has wanted to report but has been prevented from doing so by court action. Please don’t talk about them in the comments – our pockets are considerably less deep than those of Private Eye! Don’t mention Andrew Marr, either.
Other LDV stories about Trafigura: