Freedom of Speech

Sidsel Wold is awarded the Ossietzky price, for her outstanding contribution to freedom of expression and her balanced and nuanced coverage of the ME conflict

Sidsel Wold received a lot of criticism for her coverage of the latest war between Israel and Hamas. Some of the “criticism” levelled at her was not so much criticism as it was an embarrassing show of denigration, insults and far…

Ørjasæter takes Norwegian press to task on lackadaisical attitudes to ‘aid’ workers

lifted from nettavisen.no (google translate)   The journalist is very good, Gilbert unprepared   Full chaos after a heated interview with Mads Gilbert. Saturday was a doctor and Palestine campaigner Mads Gilbert (57) grilled by the Danish television program Deadline for…

NRK 2: An Israeli – Jewish obsession?

details from this evenings television entertainment on NRK translation: 22:10 Urix (foreign affairs magazine) 22:30 Israels Palestinian Laws 00:00 Jews and Muslims Which prompts me to add this really bad google translate to share with the wider world the fascinating…

the Islamist rage – a South American perspective

James Neilson is a South American journalistic institution in himself, widely recognized as one who will tell the truth and enjoy the furious reactions he elicits with his sharp pen. Also, the Buenos Aires Herald is a proud institution, which…

Letter from a 17-year old Jewish boy

Aftenposten today published an op-ed from “Daniel,” a 17-year old Norwegian student who happens to be Jewish. He feels surrounded by antisemitic attitudes, ranging from comments by a fellow video game player (“just pretend they’re Jews when you aim at…

Ignorance is Bliss in Norway

Ignorance is Bliss in Norway Bell Martin Breivik is a horrible criminal. His trial sofar has not only provided information on his misdeeds  As a byproduct the reactions to it have helped illustrate some characteristics of Norwegian society. The lack…

Bugger you, Breivik

Breivik has mentioned one song  that inspired him – in a small way one must think – to committ his heinous crime. It is a very popular children’s song which was particularly much played in the 70ies, the rainbow children.…

A political science researcher first says it is OK to threaten to kill Jews but not to burn down the Synagogue, then retracts, claiming that he merely referred to a supreme court decision

Its quite appropriate to incite terror (NTB excerpts from article in Vaart Land). The Norwegian political science researcher Kristian Skagen Ekeli thinks it’s outright reasonable that extreme expressions and incitement to terror take place in a democracy. Kristian Skagen Ekeli is…

A thieving State Secretary’s racist rant

Yesterday I wrote about the thieving socialists and the scandal that has developed under the auspices of the Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Audun Lysbakken. While skeletons keep falling out of the closet, threatening to derail  Broiler Lysbakken’s…