Hans Vatne

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Person.png Hans Vatne  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born28 February 1923
Halden, Norway
Died10 October 1985 (Age 62)
Oslo, Norway
Alma materOslo University
SpouseRie Bistrup
Single Bilderberg Norwegian editor who attended the 1981 Bilderberg

Employment.png Aftenposten/Editor in chief

In office
1970 - 1984
Attended 1981 Bilderberg when working there

Hans Vatne was a transatlantic editor-in-chief of the Norwegian conservative newspaper Aftenposten.


Hans Vatne joined Morgenbladet in 1946 and Aftenposten in 1950. From 1953 to 1964 he was a subeditor in Morgenposten, but he then returned to Aftenposten in 1964. Here he was promoted to political editor in 1968 and editor-in-chief in 1970. He retired in 1984 and died the following year.[1]

In an obituary in Aftenposten on 11 October 1985, the newspaper's editor-in-chief Egil Sundar wrote, among other things:

He was a newspaper man all his life, and he got to practice an activity that few others are fortunate enough to do except precisely the practitioners of this peculiar profession. … Vatne's time as editor-in-chief of Aftenposten coincided with an eventful and in some cases very dramatic period in Norwegian politics. … Cooperation within Norwegian politics and externally in relations with our allies remained as pillars in Aftenposten's political message under Vatnes' leadership of the newspaper. Vatne had the pleasure of noting that Aftenposten's influence and political influence has never been greater in recent times.[2]


Vatne was also a board member of the Norwegian Press Association from 1957 to 1963 and a member of the Norwegian Press Complaints Commission from 1961 to 1964.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/198115 May 198117 May 1981Switzerland
Palace Hotel
The 29th Bilderberg