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Norwegian tabloid claims people fed up with news about alleged mass-killer

By Hamish Mackay |

April 16, 2012 | 2 min read

A Norwegian daily newspaper claims today that the Norwegian people are fed up with news about alleged mass-killer Anders Behring Breivik whose trial opened today in Oslo.

Sky News reports that the Dagbladet has introduced a ‘Breivik button’ on its website for people wanting to read a Breivik-free edition with no mention of the attacks or the perpetrator.

The Dagbladet is Norway's second largest tabloid newspaper, and has the country's third largest newspaper circulation overall. It is published seven days a week.

Reports: Sky News: "Every day since the terror attacks on July 22 last year, the Norwegian media have brought new revealing details about the attacks and the man behind them.

“For them it feels like the court case has already been ongoing for almost nine months. They cannot see how a 10-week trial can possibly bring valuable new information to shed light on the question of guilt.

“They want the killer to be sentenced to prison and not to be treated for a mental illness as the first psychiatric report suggested back in November.”

According to Sky News, the Oslo District Court has also noticed the lack of interest in the case as only 50 members of the public turned up to secure one of the 139 free tickets made available to watch the trial's first day.


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