Category: Norwegian Media

Academic vs “academic”

I just read a very interesting OpEd by social anthropologist Unni Wikan, a true academic with feet firmly planted in reality to judge both by her CV and published material. Unni (I am sure she wont object to this familiarity,…

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…

Also not in Norwegian news

Anybody keeping tabs on the UN human rights council must by now be aware of the big booboo by Richard Falk, the special investigator of suspected human rights abuses in PA territories, when he claimed on his blog that the…

Aftenposten at it again.

Browsing the evening edition of papers, I cannot help but to chuckle at Aftenpostens insistence on writing on Israel, no matter how trivial, stupid or embarrassing. Tonight’s editor is delighting us with a WikiLeak story about corrupt Israeli border inspectors.…

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…

Vårt Land is runner up to dishonest reporting

Vårt Land, the Christian daily which takes a wait and see approach to Israel, seems to need a little home schooling when it comes to geography, political realities of the Galilean hills. In a short article they inform us that…

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…

Not in Norwegian news

Haaretz brings us today this delicious piece of information Palestinian jailed for logging on to Facebook as “God” to criticize Islam Norwegian media – which regularly quotes anything Haaretz writes – prefers story on Sharon coming home, how Saudi Arabia…

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…

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, Aftenposten style

It appears Aftenposten is unable to relate events as they happen in Israel, at least judging by what they chose to print. Whilst it did print a story about a Hamas operative who was shot and killed when refusing to…