Monthly Archives: April 2011

NRK broadcasts ‘Gaza’s Tears’

Yesterday NRK was acquitted of charges of anti-Israel bias. Only four days before, NRK had aired Vibeke Løkkeberg’s “Gaza’s Tears“. As the ambassador of Israel to Norway Michael Eligal points out above: “The film is an extremely one-sided production, figuring…

Broad coverage of public hearing NRK vs. Israel

Israel took NRK to Kringkastningsrådet for what Israel has identified as an ongoing journalistic failure. Kringkastningsrådet, which in part consists of government appointed apparatchiks, not only acquitted NRK of the charges, but lauded NRK for its fair and balanced coverage.…

Public hearing: NRK rejects all charges of bias

In a public hearing today Kringkastningsrådet (Broadcasting council) rejected Israel’s charges of NRK bias. This is a highly unfortunate turn of events. Israel had a strong case, and Cecilie Hellestveit presented some very poignant observations on NRK which Kringkastningsrådet seems…

Today: public hearing on Israel vs. NRK

Israel claims state broadcaster NRK’s coverage of the Middle East is an ongoing journalistic failure. Today NRK hosts a public hearing on the matter. For a few examples of what Israel’s case is based upon, see this post. Regarding the public…

Israel gets neutral mention in Dagsavisen

Israel gets quite a lot of coverage in the Norwegian media, and it’s rarely positive. Today Dagsavisen gives Israel a refreshingly neutral mention. The article “Entrepreneurship” is on the level of entrepreneurship, and the gender distribution of entrepreneurs, in Norway,…

Tove-Lise Torve

Without a doubt, Tove-Lise Torve is an accomplished woman. She finished high school, has started several college programs in nursing and completed an internet program in municipal economics and organizational psychology. She was elected to this session of the Norwegian…

Now Norwegians know what Khaybar means

Norwegians who read Dagbladets book review of Halvor Tjønns book “Muhammed” will by now probably understand the extreme gravity of the placard in the 2009 Gaza demonstration that turned into a pogrom in Oslo. Several placards had the words Khaybar, Khaybar, ya…