Stories from Upper Baram: Slapp stops here

BORNEO PROJECT/BRUNO MANSER FONDS

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Two years after filing a defamation lawsuit against indigenous grassroots organisation Save Rivers, logging company Samling withdrew the case with a joint agreement between both parties.

Initially headed to the Miri High Court for trial on 18 September, the case was cancelled after a last-minute settlement.

BFM talks to Simon Siah, the lawyer representing Save Rivers, about the history of the case, and what this joint agreement means for both parties. Also on the line is Jettie Word, the executive director of The Borneo Project, to discuss the local and global support and campaigns that were launched in solidarity with Save Rivers.


Produced and presented by: Juliet Jacobs

Slapp = stratetic lawsuits against public participation

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