It was during the end of the final debate, on 7 september last year, two days before the elections, as a moderator took away from a statement that the sweden democrats ' party leader Jimmie Åkesson made about immigrants.
"It was grossly generalizing and SVT takes away from it," said the anchorman in the live broadcast after the debate was over.
the end of the final debate discussed the inclusion issue and Jimmie Åkesson then made the statement:
”Only immigrants get jobs and everything will solve itself” – that they've said all the time. It's not happening, it will not be so. Therefore, one must ask the question why it is so difficult for these people to get a job. It is for that they are not swedes. They do not fit in Sweden.
the Centre party Annie Lööf responded immediately by hitting his fist on the table and ask the SD controller:
– But how do you express yourself?
" certainly, that was made in the live broadcast, by referring to the so-called demokratiparagrafen in the radio and television act. It affirms that the activities of the programme shall be characterised by the ' principle of the equal value of all people”.
the review board believes, however, that statement is contrary to the requirement of impartiality. According to the Echo prints the board in its explanatory memorandum to the SVT's mark is liable to be seen as a political statement. That distancing was made in connection to a partiledardebatt shall be recorded in the board's assessment.