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Was the threat of terror in 2014 exaggerated?

From the left: Rune Ottosen, Walid al-Saqaf and Stig A. Nohrstedt at the conference: “Journalism in a world of terrorism,” May, 2017, Kalmar, Sweden.

In the summer of 2014, police chief executive in Norway, Odd Reidar Humlegård, held a press conference where he announced that Norway was under a specific threat from terrorist. Armed police were seen patrolling the streets, and Norwegian border control was strengthened. A week later, the terrorist threat was called off. Nothing had taken place. Was the terror alert without a cause? asks Rune Ottosen, member of MEKK, and professor in journalism.

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