Sara Johnsen on Nrk’s ’22 July,’ Norway, Its Systems, New Public Management Thinking

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Sara Johnsen on Nrk’s ’22 July,’ Norway, Its Systems, New Public Management Thinking
On Friday, July 22 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, drove a white van from Skoyen to the Government quarter in Oslo, where he parked at 3.17 pm. In the van was a 2,100 pound home-made bomb, with a seven-minute fuse, whose explosion killed eight people. He then travelled to the island of Utoya, then hosting a camp of the Labour Party’s teen Workers’ Youth League, where he shot dead 77 campers, mostly teenagers. Some ran, swam or begged for their lives, others played dead.

Produced by Norwegian pubcaster production arm Nrk Drama, created by Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune, and distributed by the U.K.-based Drg, part of the Nordic Entertainment Group, drama series “22 July” is not to be confused with Paul Greengrass’ Netflix movie. It’s a very different proposition, recording rather the reactions of its ensemble cast – Aline and Harald, two journalists at Oslo’s Aftenposten newspaper, Norway0s biggest newspaper; Anne Cathrine,
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