Nordic editors protest moves against the Guardian

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Top editors of the largest Nordic newspapers say that Britain’s use of anti-terror legislation to “harass” the Guardian newspaper and people associated with it could threaten news media around the world.

The editors-in-chief of Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter, Norway’s Aftenposten, Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat and Denmark’s Politiken said in a joint letter Sunday that they are surprised and concerned “that a stout defender of democracy and free debate such as the United Kingdom uses anti-terror legislation in order to legalize what amounts to harassment of both the paper and individuals associated with it.”

British officials have been criticized after using the legislation to confiscate data being ferried to journalist Glenn Greenwald by his partner, David Miranda, and ordering the destruction of computer equipment belonging to Greenwald’s newspaper, the Guardian.



WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus