around 14 days since published the independent newspaper The Barents Observer, a case which is about a gay, sami man, who is come out of the closet, and that tells about the problems he had in the process.
the Article was first published in the nordsvenske the newspaper Arjeplognytt, before it was published in The Barents Observer in both English and Russian.
It is the Russian version which has now invoked the Russian authorities ' attention. Yesterday, reacted to the Russian media authority to send a written claim to the newspaper, which has a base in Kirkenes in Norway.
In the letter, stated that the newspaper had 24 hours to unpublish the case, if not, they would block access to The Barents Observer from the Russian federation.Encourage suicide Report: Female artists being gagged. Got Facebook-the punishment for this image
the Article tells the story of Dan Eriksson, a sami man from the place at Arjeplog, in northern Sweden. He has for many years been struggling to cope with the prejudices of the link to his homosexuality.
Eriksson tells, among other things, that he has been heavily depressed and has tried to take his life, but now he travels around and tells their story to help others.
According to the Russian media authority contains the matter "information about the selvmordmetoder", and should according to the Norwegian media authority also "encourage suicide" and "describe ways to commit suicide", writes The Barents Observer, which itself reports on the matter today.- Avpubliserer not
- It's not going to happen that we avpubliserer it. It is we who edit the newspaper, and not the Russian media authority, says the newspaper's editor Thomas Nilsen to Dagbladet, and explains:
- We have made an editorial rating, and think it is a great case. We believe it is our mission to publish such matters, also in the Russian language.NETTHIT: The slovenian comedian Klemen Slakonja (30) has made a satirical music video of Russia's president Vladimir Putin. Video: Reuters Show more Show more Show more
As editor considering Thomas Nilsen the matter as important, and that it goes right into the important samfunnstemaer that is common to all the countries in the north. It is also the cause of it was published in the first place.
- We know it is to be gay and to talk about it in Russia is an even more difficult case than it has been here in the north, " he says.- Scary
the Newspaper The Barents Observer has editorial board in Kirkenes, but have readers both in Russia, Finland and Sweden, in addition to Norway. Nilsen thinks it is scary that Russia now interferes in a matter that is published in Norway on the Norwegian servers.
In a way they take their legislation and bring it over to Norway, and it is a frightening perspective on this. This is how to engage in journalism in the north. Russia is a country where the media are struggling more and more. That is what we are experiencing now, " he says.Russia, with the clear warning before Moddi-entertaining. The orchestra could risked six years in prison
Nilsen advised that they have been in contact with lawyers in the Russian federation, which will look at whether the Russian authorities can go after a foreign newspaper on the way they do now.'stopplista"
the Editor tells that it is the first time that a Russian government agency goes into, select out a enkeltsak and requires that it be avpublisert. However, it is not the first time The Barents Observer has been in the Russian authorities ' spotlight.
We know that the Russian security service in 2015 asked someone in the Uk about to get shut down The Barents Observer, and in 2017 I was the editor denied entry. I stand on the "stopplista", says Nilsen.Russia stop Stalin movie. Norwegian distributor will show the free for the russians in Kirkenes
the Deadline to unpublish the matter is now passed out, and The Barents Observers website is still available from the Russian side. Therefore, the waiting the editor now excited about what will happen next.
He believes the newspaper is now going to get to see the technical attempt to get access to the Barents Observer closed from the Russian side, by blocking the newspaper's IP addresses. But if it is done over night, doubt he strongly on.
- We'll see how long it takes. There is no doubt that this is not an empty threat, " he says, and adds that if it happens, it is kjempesynd - for The Barents Observer has thousands of readers in Russia.Lost the job after showing sex scene with Jackie Chan