It was a hard judgement as the Press Council left together with its decision: ”It is about a serious pressetiskt excesses which, moreover, is reinforced by the publication has taken place on a broad front, involving not only nyhetsdelen but also leadership and newspapers,” writes PON in the decision which was published on Monday.
articles about Benny Fredriksson, such as Aftonbladet published in december 2017. The board writes that the magazine has had sufficient evidence for a series of allegations, and has published a deeply offensive and derogatory reviews on Fredriksson as it is very difficult to defend against. PON also feels that the previous working should have been given more time to respond to the data.
It was related to Benny Fredriksson, who notified the newspaper's publications. Working left his post as ceo at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern days after the first articles published and died on 17 march last year, after taking his life.
the opera singer Anne Sofie von Otter, who was married to Benny Fredriksson commenting on the decision in an email to DN:
I and my sons feel of today is not the joy, not relief, in the strict sense. But PON's decision tells us in all cases to the world h e a l t crazy.
" I hope very much to Benny's death is that a brännmärke in the heart and conscience of all who participated in the great range on him. As a powerful reminder to treat people with respect, writes Anne Sofie von Otter.
Hanna Larsson, who is the legal counsel to the Benny Fredrikssons related, say, to the world of media that the precipitate is in line with their claim on all points.
– It is important to note is also that the PON has noted that Aftonbladet has committed that grossly violated journalistic practice. It is a very clear decision, " says Hanna Larsson.
in the office of the publisher, and publisher of the evening daily Aftonbladet last year. She commented on Monday the decision of the PON in a column and writes that the newspaper has done wrong and taking the criticism. Samuelsson, who previously called for self-examination from both Aftonbladet and from the media at large, to the front at the same time that the magazine has made several major changes to strengthen the work with the press ethical issues.
K Samuelsson interviewed on Publicistklubbens meeting on Monday night and wanted to highlight that she takes the criticism seriously.
– It is hard formulations and it is an intense scrutiny of us. I believe that the prejudice to Aftonbladet to get such harsh criticism. It is important for us is that the type of weaknesses that existed in our organization, do not exist anymore and that we have clear structures, " says Lena K Samuelsson, and adds that this is one of the strongest statements she's seen, from the PON.
She doesn't think she is the right person to comment on what the relatives of Benny Fredriksson expresses.
But I agree that it is extremely important that this publication reviewed properly.
Lena K Samuelsson do not want to pinpoint individuals responsible for the offending publication, but that the Aftonbladet newspaper has undergone major changes since the fall of 2017.
" It has been important for me to create a organization where I feel safe and I have chosen to build it a little different than what it has been in the past. Today, Aftonbladet, under a new management, a new redaktionsledning and we also have several managing editors, which I believe is important in the type of business that we conduct. We have also introduced other roles that did not previously exist, so that two kvalitetsredaktörer looking at the quality of our journalism, " she says.
after the decision of the PON published, the published statements of the current ceo, Sture Carlsson.
– It is good that the press ethical system has got to have his time and I welcome the review and the decision. The press Opinionsnämnds express themselves clearly and crisply, and sheds Aftonbladet for serious infringements on all points, which is unusual as I understand it. The press Opinionsnämnds assessment confirms the criticism that I and many made in the past, " says Sture Carlsson in the press release and continues:
– I have the same opinion today as when it happened. Mediedrevet against Benny Fredriksson was immeasurable and unfair. And it created a wound in him that non went to heal. It is a great tragedy and my thoughts go once again to Benny's survivors.