Posts Tagged ‘Jens Stoltenberg’
A photograph of Jens Stoltenberg embracing the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) leader, Eskil Pedersen, at Sundvolden Hotel shortly after the Utøya attack has won the annual Photo of The Year award arranged by the Norwegian Press Photographers Club. The photo was taken by freelance photographer, Tommy Ellingsen, working for Stavanger Aftenblad. In the background of the photo, a police bodyguard can be seen as well as former Justice Minister, Knut Storberget.
“The picture has the strength that we, as a jury, get a lump in our stomach when we see it several months after the terror acts on July 22, 2011. We do not see the terror, we do not see the destruction, but we see the sorrow and anger it leaves behind,” the jury wrote in its decision.
A video of Anders Behring Breivik and police on Utøya during a police reconstruction of the terror attacks won the award for the best news video of the year. The video was a collaborative effort of several photographers working for Verdens Gang (VG): Mathias Jørgensen, Gisle Oddstad, Jarle Brenna, Helge Mikalsen, Espen Braata, Trond Solberg and Mattis Sandblad.
The Press Photographers Club gave this years “nice boy” award to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The award is given to public figures who have shown great ability to collaborate well with the press.
LITERATURE HOUSE (AP) – Shots of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg embracing AUF leader of the terrorist attack on Utøya has been named this year’s image.
It is July 23, the day after Norway has changed forever. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg embrace AUF leader Eskil Pedersen Sundvolden hotel. He hugs his young colleague, facial expression is clenched.
To the left stands a guard, ready. In the background a glimpse former Justice Minister Knut Storberget.
“I remember very well that I met Eskil Pedersen, I gave him a hug, and that it was painful. Painful to see him hurt to see all the others, and especially painful to see all those who had received news that one of their closest had lost their lives,” says Jens Stoltenberg told AP about the moment that was captured and the Year image….
Original article: Stoltenberg om årets bilde: “Jeg husker at det var vondt å se Eskil”
Related website: Fotojournalisten (publication of Pressefotografenes Klubb)
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) is investigating a four-minute YouTube video depicting the Crown Prince of Norway, Prime Minster Jens Stoltenberg, and Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visting Norwegian soldiers in Afhanistan. A scrolling text on the video reads:
“Oh, Allah destroy them. Oh, Allah destroy them and let it be painful and leave their uprisers turn into ashes, to the Mighty. Oh, Allah avenge those who are transgressors, they ignored and could not appreciate your rank, to the highest.” [Google translation.]
In 2008, Gahr Støre survived a Taliban attack on the hotel in which he was staying in Afghanistan.
PST start investigating threat video
Police Security Service open terrorist investigations since the publication of the video with threats against the Royal Family and government members.
“It’s just decided to start an investigation. We can not exclude that we will go to the arrests, said communications manager Martin Bernsen of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST)….”
Original article: PST starter etterforskning av trusselvideo
At Gates of Vienna, well-known Norwegian blogger, Fjordman, responds in an “open letter” to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s New Year’s speech.
An Open Letter to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
January 02, 2012
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg heads a three-party left-wing coalition government. In his prestigious New Year’s speech that was delivered on national TV over several channels on January 1, 2012, the prime minister said many fine things. He also stated the following:
“The Internet at its worst is when totalitarian seducers are allowed to remain unchallenged in dark corners of the Net. We have to face this with resolve. We shall drive them out with the light of knowledge. Voicing opposition to extremism is taking responsibility for the future….”
I am not sure if I understand what he refers to when he speaks of the supposed “dark corners of the Internet”. As Fjordman, before my name became publicly known, I used to say that I had a hidden identity, but not a hidden agenda. Anybody with access to a search engine, which means billions of people worldwide, can easily find out what I think about issues from German wheat beers to astrophysics and superstring theory to sharia law. My essays are brightly-lit, and they are spread across the Internet on different websites. They are not hidden away.
If people believe we have dark and dangerous opinions, then they are welcome to challenge these at Gates of Vienna or the other nasty “Islamophobic” websites where I publish on a regular basis.
At Document.no, political commentator Christian Skaug responds to Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Jens Stoltenberg’s New Year’s speech.
Jens Stoltenberg … did not come unexpectedly into the concept of freedom of responsibility in his New Year speech last night. Here he urged people to discuss extremist views on the web:
“Internet at its worst is when totalitarian deceivers will speak unchallenged in the dark corners of the net. We need to meet with resistance. We will drive them out with the light of knowledge. Taking out against extremism is to take responsibility for the future. I encourage everyone to become good digital neighbors. Not to censor opinions or stifle debate. We must accept the unpleasant. What irritate, provoke and even shock. But – we should catch up. We will respond. It is to show freedom’s responsibility to say, ‘No, you’re wrong.’ We do it during lunch at work. Now is the time to also do it online….”
It is not necessary to spend so much effort to find good arguments for why people should not lend an ear to the British National Party or the like. One should ask why a politically relevant number of people doing it despite the obvious good reasons not to. It is a far more difficult exercise, because it will expose how even fail. In order to fashion the appropriate use of neologisms, it shows how to not have to listen responsibility.
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