| John Bernander |
|Born||22 September 1957|
John Gordon Bernander is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. When he particpated in the 2002 Bilderberg Meeting, he was director-general of the state-run Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
A little piece of Norway
For 18 months, the journalist Erling Borgen worked on the documentary «A little piece of Norway», funded by among other Fritt Ord and NRK. It has cost over a million kroner to make. NRK's share is around 25 percent. The documentary, ready in 2006, exposed seven concrete revelations about the Norwegian arms industry and Norwegian contributions to the 2003 Iraq war and "war on terror". The documentary also raised questions about the business of Aker/Kvaerner, owned by the billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke, at Guantánamo, and how Norwegian shipowners aided the war in Iraq.
After the documentary was ready, NRK's top management informed that the documentary would be shown on the state channel. NRK had a contractual right not to broadcast the documentary. The documentary was removed from the NRK department that had commissioned it and had been a discussion partner throughout the process of making it. It was transferred to NRK's Fact Manager for «quality assurance», who deemed it unsalvageable. The documentary was instead bought and broadcast by a private channel, TV2.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2002||30 May 2002||2 June 2002||US|
|The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.|
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