Category: Dominating Public Discourse

Al Jazeera and the Norwegian news outfits

As the riots in Egypt reach day 7 and no signs of any of the parts yielding to pressure, media outlets around the world seem to be in the mood for a little fantasy, to stoke the flames of discontent…

CPD for Norwegian Journalists

Norwegian Journalists must have laid the golden egg, as direct press subsidy to the tune of  NOK 264,4 million in 2009,  prop up newspapers that barely have readers, for instance, Dagsavisen with a circulation of around 28000 a day received NOK…

Testing Norwegian Media II

In a rapidly spinning news world, you cannot expect journalists to cover all stories. With this caveat lector, lets go back to see what the Norwegian press corps(e?) so far has managed to get across regarding the possibility that Jawahe…

Testing the Norwegian media…

Lets just wait and see how long before this piece is picked up by Norwegian media. Apparently, the Palestinian woman whom it is claimed died of inhaling Israeli tear gas at a anti-fence demonstration on the West Bank was not…

Gaza lacks construction material?

Or so we are told by organizations(Amnesty International, Christian Aid, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam International and Save the Children UK) who claim that Israel is not living up to Gaza promises. Here are two excerpts from the article in JP:…

Mr. Krekling at NRK is a dirty manipulator!

OK guys, stop looking, NRK journalists have found the perpetrator of the failed Oslo accords. According to the journalist David Krekling, it is Israel, or specifically, Bibi Netanyahu, who is to blame, and the smoking gun is to be found…

Aftenposten is a dirty liar!

On Thursday October 28, Aftenposten served the following photo to unsuspecting readers: The text accompanying the picture goes…. ….Palestinian man restrained by Israeli Riot police in the PALESTINIAN town of Umm el Fahm in the North of Israel….. The picture…

Bishop is the new Prophet

The Rev. Harald Nordhaug, the bishop of Bjørgvin offers new exegetic insights and refers to Palestinian political priest Naim Ateek with whom he cosponsored an event in Bergen this week. According to the Reverend Bishop, the Bible (as in the…

Not in Norwegian news

Hamas flaunts just about all rules and blows up 13 compatriots, including at least 5 children and three women at Kassam training center. None of the relevant Norwegian media outfits finds this remotely intersting, but NRK ought to be congratulated…

“journalism” by omission

There is a new writer covering the ME conflict at NRK, Laila Ø Bakken. On the surface, she appears to be accurate enough, even balanced. But that is only if you are prepared to take her news as truth. In…