Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Plea to The Guardian - Re: GSK

----- Original Message -----
From: fiddaman
To: The Guardian
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:52 PM
Subject: Ironic?

Dear Guardian Newspaper,

I found an article of yours so very ironic and at the same time showing contempt for a great deal of people here in the UK.

I refer to your online article: "A message from one of the Guardian International Development Journalism competition's sponsors" - HERE

Ironic because GSK have a tainted history with drugs in Africa, particularly drugs for Aids.

I find it difficult to comprehend how The Guardian can accept sponsorship from a company with such a history of deception, not to mention their involvement with babies and small children at the Incarnation Children’s Center in New York - HERE

Maybe The Guardian are unaware that GlaxoSmithKline opposed South Africa from importing cheaper anti-AIDS drugs and other medicines? HERE

For what it's worth, I oppose this sponsorship deal with GlaxoSmithKline. I oppose it because, as a UK Citizen, I feel that by allowing a sponsorship deal with a company that are the subject of a Class Action lawsuit here in the UK, The Guardian are showing contempt for members of the lawsuit and this whole sponsorship may cause a bias in future reports of GlaxoSmithKline's failings.

Would The Guardian allow any other company or individual, currently awaiting a trial through the High Court in London, the chance to sponsor them thus allowing free publicity? I'm sure any person/s awaiting trial would love the opportunity to sponsor fair journalism.


Robert Fiddaman

*Footnote - I urge all the people I have blind copied in on this email to blog about this sponsorship deal. A copy of this mail will be placed on my blog.


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