Over 2,000 Amnesty International supporters donated to place this advert in the Financial Times, Metro and Evening Standard. Northcliffe House has many a vice but reluctance to accept cash is not one of them – the ad appears in their free papers today. But the FT pulled the ad at the last minute, presumably in fear of a libel suit – as @naomimc says, not just an indictment of the FT’s character but also an argument for urgent libel reform.

Read Amnesty’s statement here.

Amnesty International's banned Shell/Niger Delta ad

Gary Dunion

About Gary Dunion

Gary Dunion is Parliamentary Officer for Friends of the Earth Scotland. He has prevously worked for Green and Independent MSPs, and campaign organisations including Global Justice Now and WWF Scotland. He was a founding editor of Bright Green.