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SVT on Michael Jackson-documentary: It is clear that there is a degree of self-government

When the ”Leaving Neverland” was put up on the SVT Play last Sunday was the interest immediately great. In just one day seen the first part of 116.500 viewers and was the most watched program on SVT Play on the day.

On the SVT is well aware that the documentary stirred up emotions. In a post on SVT-blog writing Ingemar Persson, program manager SVT Documentary: ”We are putting credence to the film's author Dan Reed (well known for his films about terrorism and migration), and hope that the film will contribute to a wider discussion.”

the negative reactions he's received, most have been about the actions of the fans which seem to be arranged.

" It's about maybe ten, twelve e-mail that basically links to the same american sites and formulations that are copied and pasted. It's about to discredit the two witnesses who appear in the film, but it is clear that it is orchestrated by a fanclub.

anyone see the documentary on SVT may initially read a text, if it is the two persons ' stories, and that Jackson himself denied all allegations.

– It is in the movie too, but only towards the end, so we thought it was appropriate to have the information to prepare tittarmassorna, " says Persson.

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The first thing I did when we planned for the documentary was that self-talk with Dan Reed made the film, and my first question was ”Have witnesses been paid?”

the estate sued HBO on the equivalent of a billion dollars. SVT's lawyers have looked at the film before it was bought in, but because the atmosphere relating to an agreement between Jackson and HBO from 1992, in which they committed themselves not to publish material that is critical of Jackson, so don't think Persson in sweden will be affected by the real outcome.

the Documentary has also received criticism for being a party pleading in which only one side's views to be heard, and that one of the witnesses in the film have previously testified under oath at Jackson's favor in a trial in 2005. I ask if Persson can see that there is something problematic with it?

" It is clear that it is problematic. The first thing I did when we planned for the documentary was that self-talk with Dan Reed made the film, and my first question was ”Have witnesses been paid?” and he assured me that they have not received. That the film becomes a degree of self-government – yes, it is a film that deals with the two victims and their story and it is clear that there will be degree of self-government then, as it portrays their perspective, I think we are clear.

participation or the image removed is several. The animated tv series ”The Simpsons” picked off an old episode where Michael Jackson guest-work.

In the mall into the copenhagen municipality centre in Copenhagen has been taken out of a wax figure depicting Jackson, writes the news agency AP. Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for into the copenhagen municipality Centre, says to Danish TV2 that the man received around 15 complaints about the Jacksondockan, most of them from families with children.

In Fulham in England has removed a statue depicting Jackson. It stood outside the National Football museum, but was removed in the beginning of march as a result of the documentary and it has been returned to the businessman Mohammed Al Fayed, who was the football club Fulham owner in 2009 when the statue was erected.

From the demonstrations outside Channel 4 in London on 6 march. Photo: George Cracknell-Wright/REX/Shutterstock

Drake, who on his latest album with a previously unreleased vocal performance by Jackson on the song ”Don't matter to me”, has chosen not to play the song on his tour for the album. It writes among other things the british The Independent. Also, the u.s. basketbollaget the Los Angeles Lakers have taken away Jacksonmusik. ”Beat it” used to be played at their arena, but has now been replaced by the Chuck Berry's ”Johnny B Goode”.

a couple of weeks ago it was announced also that the Norwegian radio channel NRK will not play any Michael Jackson songs in the near future, and radio stations in New Zealand, Australia and Canada have followed the example. A musical based on Jackson's life, ”Don't stop till you get enough”, would have its premiere in Chicago in the year but has been postponed. At the moment, the plan is to have its premiere next year in New York city.

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