The Denmark Plot Does Not Pass the Smell Test

The Denmark Plot Does Not Pass the Smell Test

  By Farhang Jahanpour November 2, 2018 On Tuesday 30 October, Denmark announced that a suspected Iranian government intelligence service had tried to carry out a plot to assassinate an Iranian Arab opposition activist on its soil. Without providing any evidence, Denmark’s foreign minister said he believed the Iranian government was behind the alleged plot, […]

PET – Paranoid Eller Tillukket?

PET – Paranoid Eller Tillukket?

  Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen 31. oktober 2018 ”Den iranske efterretningstjeneste har haft planlagt et attentat i Danmark. Det oplyser PET.” Den sms-besked tikkede ind fra DR Nyheder i går d. 30 oktober kl. 13:09. PET havde indkaldt til en halv times pressemøde og deres foruroligende meddelelse fik naturligvis alarmklokkerne til ringe hos enhver dansker […]

Nyt lovforslag: ”Del” dig til 12 års fængsel, hvis du deler holdning med Rusland

Nyt lovforslag: ”Del” dig til 12 års fængsel, hvis du deler holdning med Rusland

  Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen 24 oktober, 2018 Et forkert klik på ”del” ikonet på Facebook skal fremover give en staf på op til 12 års fængsel, hvis det står til den danske regering, fremgår det i et nyt lovforslag. Det afhænger selvfølgelig af omstændighederne. Eller rettere af en bestemt omstændighed. Den hedder Rusland. Forestil […]

DIIS-information og trolderi

DIIS-information og trolderi

  Af Jan Øberg & Jesper Munk Jakobsen 26 september, 2018 Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS, har netop udgivet en publikation om ”Trolde i dit feed. Russisk desinformation”, der specielt skal hjælpe gymnasieelever med at forstå fake news. Dog kun russiske. Rapporten er selv et glimrende eksempel på desinformation og fake news – eller […]

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

By Jan Oberg September 10, 2018 An interview with PressTV about what has happened in Sweden and – at least some – reasons why. Apologies for the bad sound quality which was beyond our control. I do not feel good about being that close to John Bolton (above), but what can I do? 🙂   […]

Background to elections in Sweden

Background to elections in Sweden

  Concerning Sweden, perhaps you need a reality check? By Jan Oberg September 5, 2018 There are general elections in Sweden this coming Sunday, September 9, 2018. If judged by the opinion polls, Sunday could mark the end of an epoch in Sweden’s contemporary history. Not that long ago Sweden was talked about around the […]

Sunday’s election in Sweden and the immigration debate

Sunday’s election in Sweden and the immigration debate

  Jonathan Power  September 4, 2018 The arrival in Sweden of 163,000 refugees, mainly Syrians, in 2015 – making for a higher proportion of Sweden’s population than almost any other European country – has been used by the far right to drum up broader fears about immigration. A recent spate of shootings, grenade attacks and […]

Tag min hånd, den er dansk – og jeg er i krise

Tag min hånd, den er dansk – og jeg er i krise

  Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen TFF Associate 31. august 2018 Der var engang, hvor man kunne blive chokeret over, at den danske udlændinge- og integrationsdebat kunne hvirvle ud af proportioner i de danske medier og beslaglægge den offentlige debat. Men efter minimum et årti med hede debatter om svinekød i vuggestuer, burkaer, bederum på universiteter, […]

Når medierne tier om Yemen forsvinder empatien for de lidende

Når medierne tier om Yemen forsvinder empatien for de lidende

20. april, 2015: Mennesker står i kø for at få vand da drikkevand næsten ikke findes. Foto: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters   Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen TFF Associate 12. august 2018 Det er en gammel floskel at kalde sommerferien for agurketid. Der er ingen historier at skrive om for de danske journalister, når erhvervslivets ledere, debattørerne og […]

Denmark prepares for even more interventions and wars instead of civil conflict handling

Denmark prepares for even more interventions and wars instead of civil conflict handling

  By Jan Oberg June 25, 2018 Danish media have just informed the gaping Danes that their country is entering no less than “two military alliances” this week. That’s how the Ritzau News Bureau describes it and since a decent basic journalist capacity to problematize security and defence issue – as well as the peace […]

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