vg.no writes that NRK, the Norwegian state broadcaster, has decided that their journalist Per Sundnes will not be allowed to interview Lord of the Rings star Ian McKellen as part of a seminar arranged by Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The reason is that the seminar is part of "sexual politics" (seksualpolitikk).
It's quite amazing to see that such medieval attitudes are still present at the top of NRK - that anything to do with gays are thought of as controversial.
When confronted with this, Otto Haug denies that "sexual politics" has been used as a reason, and that the reason is that "Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is an actor (aktør) in society, and in this setting he would have been seen as a part of this actor." Well, who are not "an actor in society"? And why is Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival more controversial than others?
NRK: think again...
(Note: I'm myself a part of the periphery of Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, although I have no part in arranging this seminar.)