• Norway edition
 
Breivik planned to publish own magazine
Photo: abcnyheter.no/Politiet

Breivik planned to publish own magazine

Published: 06 Feb 2012 10:15 GMT+01:00
Updated: 06 Feb 2012 13:40 GMT+01:00

In police interviews, Breivik said he had wanted to found his own news organization to combat what he saw as censorship on the part of Norwegian media, newspaper Aftenposten reports.  

In January 2010, he contacted both the populist Progress Party and controversial news website Document.no to sound them out on possible collaborations.

Breivik, who killed 77 people in the July attacks, received a letter from the Progress Party rejecting his proposal.

Geir A Mo, the party’s then secretary general said he received five or six proposals of this nature per year and tried to respond to them all. He said he had no particular recollection of Breivik’s idea.  

“I can’t remember having any specific communication with this idiot, nor have I spent time trying to find out more,” Mo told newspaper Dagbladet.

Breivik also revealed to police that he had phoned broadcasters TV 2 and NRK in 2009 to complain about their coverage of suburban riots in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The 32-year-old right-wing extremist is set to appear in court on Monday for the final custody hearing before his trial begins in April.

Breivik set off a bomb outside government buildings in Oslo on July 22nd before embarking on a deadly shooting rampage on the island of Utøya.

NTB/The Local (news@thelocal.no)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Brann v Mjøndalen: Police triple security
Brann and Mjøndalen play for a place in Norway's premier league. Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix

Brann v Mjøndalen: Police triple security

Wednesday's crunch soccer match between Brann and Mjøndalen has been deemed a 'high risk' clash by the Norwegian Football Association and police, media reports said on Monday. READ  

Carlsen celebrates with cake, yoga and poker
Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship in Sochi on Sunday. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Carlsen celebrates with cake, yoga and poker

Norway's Magnus Carlsen savoured his World Chess Championship victory in Russia on Sunday by eating cake, practicing yoga and playing poker with friends and family. READ  

Erna Solberg still popular with voters: poll
Norway's first lady in red, Erna Solberg. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Erna Solberg still popular with voters: poll

She has recently faced criticism for a controversial Budget, sent her country to war, and had to cope with a series of climate disasters costing the nation millions, yet Norway's PM Erna Solberg is still proving popular in the polls among Norwegians, a recent survey said on Monday. READ  

Norway wants to launch 'Ministry of Silly Driving'
Winter road conditions can make driving in Norway difficult. Photo: Marius Kallestad / NTB scanpix

Norway wants to launch 'Ministry of Silly Driving'

The government is proposing setting up a crash-course in driving on slippery roads for foreign truck drivers living in Norway. The move is designed to prepare them for navigating the often-treacherous Norwegian winter roads. READ  

Crown Prince celebrates Norway's newest citizens
Crown Prince Hakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attend the citizenship ceremony in Oslo. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix

Crown Prince celebrates Norway's newest citizens

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway was in attendance during a special ceremony on Sunday to welcome hundreds of new Norwegian citizens to his country. READ  

'Norway is proud of you, Magnus,' says Solberg
Magnus Carlsen, happy to be chess world champion again. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

'Norway is proud of you, Magnus,' says Solberg

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg was among the first to congratulate Magnus Carlsen after he defended his World Champion title in chess, on Sunday. PLUS READ  

'I had a feeling today was the day!': Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen winning the 2014 Chess World Championship. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

'I had a feeling today was the day!': Carlsen

Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen lifted the Chess World Championship in Sochi after he defeated India's Viswanathan Anand in the eleventh match of the series, on Sunday. READ  

Ebola scare: Norway airline grounds flight
Ebola scare for Norway arline at Copenhagen airport. Photo: Shutterstock

Ebola scare: Norway airline grounds flight

An SAS plane was emergency landed in Copenhagen airport on Saturday after it was thought a passenger was infected with the Ebola virus. READ  

Shooting in Norway hospital: Man arrested
Police investigate the cause of Saturday night's disturbance at Stavanger University hospital. Photo: NTB scanpix

Shooting in Norway hospital: Man arrested

A man walked into a hospital in South Norway and fired a handgun before he was over-powered by hospital staff on Saturday night. READ  

Norway u-turn to stay in European space program
Photo: Shutterstock

Norway u-turn to stay in European space program

The Norwegian government will stay in the European space satellite program after their proposal to quit it was rejected by rival parties in Parliament, on Friday. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Health
Norwegian Ebola victim free of virus
National
Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List
International
Surprise! Norway priciest for home comforts
National
Norway terror attacks to become TV drama
International
Malala: Youngest ever Nobel Peace Laureate
Society
Norwegian 'child bride' to marry in Oslo
Society
The fickle five: Meet the Nobel commitee
National
Norway celebrates 25 years of Sami politics
Business & Money
CurrencyFair: Why it pays when making overseas transfers
International
Norway best country for older people
Society
Queen Sonja of Norway's nephew jailed
National
Ex-Norway PM set to become head of Nobel
National
Muslim centre wanted on site of Munch Museum
International
Norway to send military staff in fight against IS
National
Father warns Breivik 'more extreme than ever'
Society
Norway's Princess of the Paranormal under fire
National
Four-year-old Norway girl sleepwalks 4km
National
Photo: Baby cliff edge shocker in Norway
Travel
Cruise line offers Northern Lights promise
National
10-tonne shark found dead off Norway coast
Culture
Britney to visit Norway for lingerie launch
International
'If Snowden wins Nobel Prize, arrest him!': MP
Culture
VIDEO: Swim ace does 'Pool Rubik's Challenge'
National
Norwegian man in 7,000 litre 'Ice Truck Challenge'
Society
Norwegian brewery pulls 'fart-smelling' beer
Sport
Ødegaard: Norway's youngest player ever
Features
Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion
National
Miracle cat survives 20 gunshots in Norway
National
Second death within hours at Chess Olympics
National
Norway and Sweden mark 200 years of peace
Culture
Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist
Society
Now serving ... Norway's smallest bar
Travel
Floating Northern Lights hotel planned in Norway
National
Circus camel escapes again
National
Swiss bus driver charged with careless driving in fatal Norway crash
Society
Brit's charity tractor trek heads for Norway
National
Norway lifts Segway ban
Culture
GALLERY: Ten great songs about Norway
Society
Høie promises to reform sex change law
Education
Norway fjord invaded by monster jellyfish
Culture
VIDEO: Norwegian anti-Facebook film goes viral
Culture
Norway pop duo hits number 4 on US charts
Sport
Norway fan wins big on Suarez bite bet
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

293
jobs available
The Local Spain is hiring!
The Local is seeking a new editor for our site in Spain to join our growing team of internationally-minded, driven, ambitious and clued-up journalists.
Details and how to apply