Per Egil Hegge

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(journalist, editor)
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BornPer Egil Hegge
Trondheim, Norway
Alma materOslo University, The Norwegian Armed Forces Intelligence School
Spooky Norwegian journalist and editor

Employment.png Cultural Editor

In office
1992 - 1998
Preceded byHasan Cemal

Employment.png Editor Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1984 - 1988
Succeeded byHubertus Hoffmann

Employment.png Correspondent to the Soviet Union

In office
1962 - 1992
Preceded byLuigi Barzini
Succeeded byAlain Duhamel
Evicted in 1971.

Per Egil Hegge is an influential Norwegian transatlantic 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 Russian course at what now is the The Norwegian Armed Forces Intelligence School.


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 in Literature.

As a promotion for this, 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.

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


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/19993 June 19996 June 1999Portugal
The 47th Bilderberg, 111 participants
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