Well, Trafigura clearly didn’t win but …. the journalists who investigated the illegal dumping of the Probo Koala’s waste, by Compagnie Tommy, the route and actions taken by the Probo Koala and the treatment of similar coker naphtha in Norway were honoured as joint winners.
An earlier post gave more details of the award and of those involved in this particular investigation. I append virtually the entire post here.
“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 …. “