Archive for January 10th, 2012
A-pressen has sold its 50% share in Norway’s second largest TV station, TV2, to Danish Egmont Group for 2.1 billion Norwegian kroner (US$350 million). A-pressen is Norway’s second biggest media house, established in 1948 as Norsk Arbeiderpresse (Norwegian Labor Press).
The sale has upset Labor Party Minister of Business, Trond Giske. Previous head of TV2, Bjørn Atle Holter-Hovind, however, says to E24 that he believes it is good to increase the distance between politicians and TV2.
Former CEO of TV 2 says the sale of the media house to the Danish Egmont is a good solution….
“I have to admit that I jumped in the chair when I read that Minister of Business, Trond Giske, went out and said, and I quote, ‘We are losing control over TV2.’ Then I ask myself, who are ‘we’ and what is he thinking of when he believes that ‘We are losing control?’ Then it is not such a bad idea that this agreement [the sale] increases the distance between him [Trond Giske] and TV2,” says Holter-Hovind til E24….
Original article: “Godt at salget øker avstanden mellom Giske og TV 2″
If the court finds Anders Behring Breivik to be not legally accountable for his actions, he will be committed to forced psychiatric care. According to Norwegian law, a person who is committed to forced psychiatric care may petition the court for release every year. This provision is in place to ensure that someone who is not mentally ill cannot be detained in a psychiatric hospital.
Now the Labor Party’s foremost justice politician, Jan Bøhler, has suggested reconsidering the right of people committed to psychiatric care to petition for early release in order to prevent Breivik from making use of this legal right should the court determine that he is mentally ill.
Previous Labor Party Justice Minister, Knut Storberget, indicated in Autumn of last year that changes to the law might also occur should Breivik be sentenced to a regular prison sentence with detention, a special type of sentencing for people considered to pose a danger to society, and where release from prison depends on an evaluation by the court.
Possible, but unwise, according to law professor
According to law professor Hans Petter Graver, it is possible to change the laws to prevent to prevent Anders Behring Breivik come out in society a few years.
Jan Bøhler, Labor justice spokesman in Parliament, said in the Times today that there is a political readiness for change – just to prevent a rapid release of Breivik if he is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric health care….
Bøhler believe that such changes will not be in conflict with the Constitution’s prohibition against giving legislation retroactive….
Original article: Vil ha lovendring for å holde Anders Behring Breivik innelåst