NRK journalists Halvor Ekeland (right) and Lokman Ghorbani (left) are received by head of NRK sports Egil Sundvor (C) after returning from Qatar. Photo: EPA
NRK journalists Halvor Ekeland (right) and Lokman Ghorbani (left) are received by head of NRK sports Egil Sundvor (C) after returning from Qatar. Photo: EPA

Qatar 2022: Norway angry after Qatar arrests two journalists covering preparations for next year’s Fifa World Cup

  • ‘The arrest of NRK journalists in Qatar is unacceptable. A free press is crucial for a functioning democracy,’ Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store says
  • NRK reporters Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani were held for around 30 hours before being released and returning to Norway

NRK journalists Halvor Ekeland (right) and Lokman Ghorbani (left) are received by head of NRK sports Egil Sundvor (C) after returning from Qatar. Photo: EPA
NRK journalists Halvor Ekeland (right) and Lokman Ghorbani (left) are received by head of NRK sports Egil Sundvor (C) after returning from Qatar. Photo: EPA
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