Professor Marianne H. Skanland Discourse in Oslo on April 16th, 2016

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Freedom of expression in Barnevern cases
Speech at the demonstration outside the Norwegian parliament on 16 April 2016 by Marianne H. Skanland

Freedom of speech is important and positive. This is an opinion shared by most of us. Why?

It cannot be because it’s always nice to hear people’s honest opinion. It isn’t nice, because it is so often critical.

So again: Why do we think it is important? Continue reading “Professor Marianne H. Skanland Discourse in Oslo on April 16th, 2016”

Baby Ezekiel Has Been Freed!

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After 4.5 months of forced placement in a foster home, on the day he turned 8 months old, Ezekiel Bodnariu was released to his parents.

What sense is there in keeping the other Bodnariu children from coming home?

Pavla Jansova wrote eloquently: Continue reading “Baby Ezekiel Has Been Freed!”

Prof. Marianne H. Skanland Warns About Extensive Government Surveillance in Norway

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Total surveillance of Norwegian homes to prevent crime?

March 11th 2016 brought the news that our government intends to increase secret surveillance in Norway. The Minister of Justice will have the police carry out new types of surveillance, without having to obtain a court order beforehand, including secret searches of homes, placing of secret microphones and cameras, hacking into private computers to obtain mail correspondence but also to monitor running activities such as drafts of mails which are never sent. (Links here, here and here). Continue reading “Prof. Marianne H. Skanland Warns About Extensive Government Surveillance in Norway”