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

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2022
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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