ICJB in the Media 2010

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TELEVISION

Exposing the GoM’s proposals for the sham they are
Rachna Dhingra of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action, a founder organisation of the ICJB, on IBN/CNN talking about the GoM (Group of Ministers on Bhopal) report. Joined from France by writer Indra Sinha.

Bhopal campaigners slam CBI and Indian government
Satinath Sarangi of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action on the CBI’s incompetent and half-hearted prosecution and its failure to pursue Warren Anderson and Union Carbide Corporation, voices the suspicion of Bhopal survivors and campaigners that the decision to let the American corporation off the hook may have originated in the Prime Minister’s Office.

RADIO

Flashpoints, KFPA Radio
Shana Blustein Ortman and Sathyu Sarangi on the June 7, 2010 verdicts in the criminal case in Bhopal. Sathyu’s comment comes at the front of the programme, Shana’s long interview starts at around 20 minutes in. The programme is syndicated by around 150 radio stations across the United States.

BBC Radio 4, The Today Programme. June 12, 2010. Author Indra Sinha reflects on the conviction of seven people following the 1984 Bhopal disaster, where a leak of poisonous gas from a pesticide factory killed and maimed thousands of people.

PRESS

Yes, Bhopal victims’ claims must be reexamined
Reports about enhanced compensation for Bhopal survivors is malarkey. One cynical gas victim said: “I smelled a rat the minute I heard the GoM was going to dole out compensation. I knew it couldn’t be right. Why would it be? Mr Chidambaram was a finance minister. He is a companywala. I knew there would be number juggling.”

Bhopal verdict: a most convenient injustice
THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 8, 2010, 18:O8 BST
A powerful array of source documents prove the Bhopal factory was designed, controlled and neglected by its American parent UCC. After the gas disaster, US and Indian governments worked with Carbide’s lawyers and PR advisors to help it and its executives avoid criminal charges.

Bhopal’s long injustice
THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 7, 2010, 22:00 BST
The US administration and its allies in India were desperate that American executives should not be pursued. A US Department of justice email says that India had been told that “pursuing a criminal homicide case against UCC executives would not be helpful”.

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