Per Egil Hegge

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(journalist, editor)
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BornPer Egil Hegge
Trondheim, Norway
Spooky Norwegian journalist and editor

Per Egil Hegge is an influential Norwegian journalist and editor.


Hegge has a degree from the University of Oslo in the subjects Russian, English and political science. As a conscript, he was part of the elite forces and also did the Armed Force's Russian course, a tell-tale sign of intelligence connections.


Per Egil Hegge started working for the most influential Norwegian Conservative newspaper Aftenposten in 1962.

He first worked in London as the newspaper's correspondent, but was soon sent to Moscow, still formally for Aftenposten. He was evicted from the Soviet Union in 1971, among other things for contacts with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn after him winning the Nobel Prize.

As a reward, he became the paper's correspondent in Washington DC (1977–1981 and 1988–1992).

He kept working for Aftenposten, and was editor of the paper's prestigious Saturday magazine from 1984 to 1988. From 1992 to 1998 he was editor of the culture section. How many of propaganda stories were fed to him by intelligence services to be presented as neutral reporting, will probably never be known.

Hegge chaired the Norwegian branch of PEN-International from 1985 to 1988.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/19993 June 19996 June 1999Portugal
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