Request from children to the press
The Norwegian Ombudsman for Children has established an expert group of young survivors from the terrorist attack on Utøya 22nd of July 2011. The group consists of 9 children and young people from different parts of Norway. During the meetings with the Ombudsman they have discussed several issues related to the aftermath of the massacre, one of which is how the media has been handling the situation.
The expert group understand that the media interest and coverage of the court case will be extensive. Therefore , the young survivors would like to call for the media’s consideration on some points during interviews and covering of the case.