Police call for meeting with news editors after publication of Utøya ferry story
Editors of the major Norwegian news organisations have been called in for a meeting with the Oslo police to discuss the many leaks from the investigation of the 7/22 attacks, reports Journalisten.no.
The meeting, held by the Oslo police, comes a few days after Aftenposten revealed what happened on board the Utøya ferry where, according to witness accounts, leader of the Labor Youth Organisation (AUF), Eskil Pedersen, and a small group of Labor Youth members, including Johannes Dalen Giske, the nephew of the Minister of Business, Trond Giske, took the Utøya ferry and sailed far away from the island rather than to help their comrades escape from the island.
The police claim that several witnesses have been increasingly reluctant to be interviewed due to the many leaks. Some have even expressed doubts regarding whether they will sign and approve existing interviews according to Roar Hanssen, Communication Adviser of the Oslo Police.
News editors are not very positive about the meeting. News director, Jan Ove Årsæther, from TV2 says to Journalisten that they usually do not accept invitations to such meetings, but will do so this time and listen to what the police have to say. Editor-in-chief, John Arne Markussen, of the newspaper Dagbladet says that, in his view, it is the police who are responsible for the leaks, but that Dagbladet will attempt to have someone attending the meeting.
The police will meet the editors Friday
Do the leaks about 22 July makes witnesses reluctant to ask for questioning.
On Friday morning, Norwegian editors invited to dialogue with the Oslo police about the numerous leaks from documents and interviews in the investigation of Anders Behring Breivik’s terrorist attacks….
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