Counting the Cost

Artist / activists Platform were regular collaborators with UHC, working together on projects exposing the dirty reality beneath the gloss of multinational oil companies. Writer Ben Amunwa worked with UHC in the development of Platform’s incendiary publication Counting the Cost: Corporations and human rights abuses in the Niger Delta.

The 27,000 word document implicated Royal Dutch Shell in cases of serious violence in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region from 2000 to 2010.

Initially targeted at investors, global media, corporate actors, and policy and law makers, the report went on to make news in The Guardian, and was stocked by New Internationalist.

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