BBC withdraws request for Breivik interview
Norwegian newspaper, Fædrelandsvennen, reports that the Director of Ila Prison, Knut Bjarkeid, has said that the BBC has withdrawn a request for an interview with Anders Behring Breivik. Bjarkeid says he does not know the reason the request has been withdrawn.
The Norwegian Justice Department blocked an earlier interview request by the BBC without giving any specific reasons why the BBC journalist was not given clearance to enter Ila Prison to conduct the interview, which according to Ila Prison would have been conducted through a glass plate and in the presence of prison security personnel.
One of Breivik’s layers, Odd Ivar Grøn, says that, as he understands it, the BBC reevaluated conducting the interview.
NRK has previosly reported that producer Anne Leer and photographer Edward Watts have been recording material for a BBC documentary since early January and were scheduled to stay in Norway until February 16th.
BBC will not be interviewing Breivik
The British broadcasting BBC switches unambiguously states that it has no desire to interview Breivik.
After several hours of work in order to provide an answer, get a button, but accurate statement from London.
“It was speculative inquiries, but the BBC has no plans to correct a formal request for an interview with Anders Breivik,” writes BBC spokeswoman Helen Deller in response to e-mail….
Original article: BBC trekker søknad om å intervjue Breivik
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