The investigations across several countries into the actions of Trafigura have been recognised as being of the highest order.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has selected the 7 finalists for the 2010 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International investigative Reporting and among them is this entry:
“Kjersti Knudsson and Synnove Bakke, Norwegian Broadcasting Corp.;
David Leigh, The Guardian;
Meirion Jones and Liz MacKean, BBC Newsnight;
Jeroen Trommelen, de Volkskrant (Western Europe),
for their gutsy series “Trafigura’s Toxic Waste Dump,” which exposed how a powerful offshore oil trader poisoned 30,000 West Africans.”
I imagine that Trafigura will not like the last 13 words but I quote directly from the website of The Centre for Public Integrity. Clearly if Trafigura object I will remove the offending words but I doubt I’ll hear from them: they seem to ignore all my attempts to engage them.
Well done to all of you.