Aftonbladet has received harsh criticism for several publications made on the newspaper's kultursidor. In a number of texts have Rysslandsforskaren Martin Kragh been identified as a british spy by the newspaper's cultural section, Åsa Linderborg. Among other things, accused the researcher to work for a ”secret, state of the safety management in the Uk”.
In various discussions, has a total of 24 researchers criticized Linderborg, and an article about Kragh has been removed from Aftonbladet's website.
interview with ... allow now Aftonbladet's publisher (president and editor-in-chief) Lena K Samuelsson that the criticism has damaged the public's trust in the newspaper.
She also says that neither she or her deputy Lena Mellin read Åsa Linderborgs chronicle of Martin Kragh before it was published, but that they ”should” have done it.
– There are issues around the publication as I and Åsa discuss, as I and my management, " says Lena K Samuelsson to SvD.
the Aftonbladet newspaper by the Press council for his reporting on Benny Fredriksson, a former managing director at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern – also published in Aftonbladet. On the question whether she has the continued confidence of Åsa Linderborg replies Lena K Samuelsson in SvD:
" Just like this situation is affecting the confidence of Aftonbladet, so there will also be a discussion around the Asa. Åsa Linderborg is the cultural section of Aftonbladet. It does not mean in any way that I can't be critical, that I can't discuss it with her or that we do not take this situation seriously.
DN is looking for Åsa Linderborg.