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Nnimmo Bassey on Ken Saro-Wiwa

23 November 2015

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

Nnimmo Bassey is a renowned Nigerian poet, architect and environmental activist. He has been the chair of Friends of the Earth International and executive director of Environmental Rights Action. Widely commended for his work as an environmentalist; Nnimmo knew Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni activist who was executed 20 years ago this month. Bassey has received several major international awards for his environmental activism.

Recently in Oslo to commemorate Saro-Wiwa, Bassey talked to IHRB's Salil Tripathi about Saro-Wiwa's activism. He also talked about the role of companies in developing countries and about the strengths and limitations of multistakeholder initiatives in addressing human rights challenges.

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