Jailed reporter carries on

A highly respected reporter for Norway’s national commercial channel TV2 was vowing to carry on his work this week, despite being arrested in Pakistan, beaten by Pakistani police and thrown into jail. Kadafi Zaman was released on bail and had no intention of halting his coverage of the upcoming Pakistani election on July 25. “Now […]

Eminem accused of censorship in Oslo

A total ban on photograpy by professional media organizations at the huge recent Eminem concert in Oslo has prompted Norwegian media organizations to send a unified complaint to concert promoters and arrangers. They’re accusing Eminem himself of outright censorship of a newsworthy event. The Norwegian Editors’ Association, Press Federation, National Journalists’ Union, Publishers’ Association and Press […]

NATO can tune out Norway’s DAB radio

Thousands of ordinary Norwegian citizens aren’t the only ones frustrated and dissatisfied after Norway’s forced transition to DAB radio. It meant shutting down FM radio, and now NATO may find itself in conflict with the civilian DAB frequencies it was granted for exercises in Norway. Norwegian politicians and authorities were reportedly warned before they imposed […]

Skavlan got ‘too expensive’ for NRK

Norwegian talk show host Fredrik Skavlan and his production company Monkberry demanded more money than Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) “could or would” pay when it came time for NRK to renew its contract to air the show called Skavlan. That means Skavlan and NRK are parting company after more than 20 years of broadcasting history, with […]

NRK journalists are back on the job

Striking journalists at Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) were returning to work on Thursday after settling their differences with management Wednesday night. It meant millions of Norwegians could once again start tuning in to NRK’s extensive commercial-free newscasts and public affairs programming, and hear something other than canned music. “We have found a solution that’s good, good […]

NRK journalists still on strike

A strike that’s all but shut down new from Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) entered its second week on Tuesday. The two side in the conflict seem to be even farther apart than when journalists walked off the job last Monday. Several of NRK’s most well-known news anchors and reporters were out protesting in force during the […]

17th of May loomed without NRK’s news

Norwegians were facing their most festive and important day of the year on Thursday without any photos, videos, interviews or documentation by state broadcaster NRK. It’s a huge loss of festive and traditional all-day coverage for the record books, but a proposal to grant NRK dispensation from the strike by 1,700 journalists has received little […]

NRK workers go on strike

Around 1,700 employees of Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) were called out on strike from 1pm on Tuesday, a move that will result in far less broadcasting of news and public affairs in Norway. The strike comes right before Norway’s Constitution Day on the 17th of May, when NRK normally broadcasts coverage of celebrations all over the […]

Series wins two prizes in Cannes

NRK’s new drama series about how the oil industry changed Norway won two prizes when it debuted this week at the new International Series Festival in Cannes. Its cast and producers were celebrating. The series, called Lykkeland/State of Happiness, was one of 10 series chosen from 130 entries to be shown at the festival in […]

Oil industry drama debuts in Cannes

A new dramatic version of how Norway’s oil industry began was making its debut on Tuesday at the first Cannes International Series Festival. The new Norwegian series is the biggest TV drama ever produced in Norway, based on events that also changed the nation forever. Called Lykkeland (State of Happiness for its foreign audience), the series starts […]