Stockholm riots update: "Tabloid Journalists are paying youth to burn cars"
2013 05 25

From: resume.se

Comment: This article is translated by google, not the best translation. A corrected version is coming.


On his blog describes the SVT employee Joakim Lamotte how many Husbybor claim that the tabloids have them burn cars in return for payment. The post spread like wildfire in social media, but Expressen and Aftonbladet chief editor Thomas Mattsson and Jan Helin denies allegations emphatically.

During the week, tabloids accused of fomenting violence in Husby with its intense reporting of events. Now further criticism comes in the form of a a blog post from SVT Debate contributor Joakim Lamotte who’s post has gone viral on social media on Friday.
The post describes how the journalist are met with contempt in the Stockholm suburb Husby, but it does not stop there.
This is how Joakim Lamotte describe a meeting with some young immigrants in Husby Centrum:
"Aftonbladet and Expressen can go to hell," they say. "One has to report on what is happening here," I say. "Yes, but they do not need to pay us to burn cars. They tell us to film when we burn cars in Husby, and that we will get seven thousand (Swedish Kronor) for shooting a good film," they say.
It sounds strange, I think, and ask further. Some young people show that they have the phone number to Expressen in their mobiles. One of them claims to have sold a picture of four thousand (Swedish Kronor) to that newspaper. "

Joakim Lamotte also tells how he meets some people who work for the organization "Lugnagatan". According to him, claiming the organization that tabloids have been criminalized young people to commit crimes in exchange for money for their photos and movies.

"Fryshuset", which is behind "Lugnagatan", believes that there is a rumor about tabloid methods among young people in Husby.

- Lugnagatan does not confirm that young people have is paid for images of journalists from tabloids, Lugnagatan can confirm that there is a rumor among the youth of Husby that this should have happened and have mentioned this in conversation with Joakim Lamotte. We hope that this is not true and someone will investigate this, says Lotta Lundberg Communications at "Fryshuset" to the paper "Resumé."

Joakim Lamotte calls for answers from the tabloids.
"If it’s true, what I’m told, then it’s a fucked up. Then we are faced with a situation where the professional ethics of journalists has reached absolute zero. Then I am ashamed to belong to the same guild as the journalists. Attracting socially and economically disadvantaged young people with money to put "nice pictures" to the headlines and to get more "clicks on mobile sites," must be the lowest form of exercising the journalistic profession ....

Please Expressen and Aftonbladet, say that this is just a giant misunderstanding. "

In an email to journalist dismisses Expressen editor Thomas Mattsson claims that the tabloids would pay for the car fires emphatically:

- The claim that the tabloids would order fires against payment among the more bizarre that I read. I have seen this task on Twitter earlier, scattered by an AP reporter, and last night was myself in Rinkeby Center and heard a reporter from the Estonian Television ask residents there if this was true. They denied, I laughed at the question - but now I realize that the information disseminated and may well take the opportunity to deny himself, writes Thomas Mattsson journalist continues:

- Of course, calls Expressen journalists not to law, we do not ask for any fires and we do not pay money to those who burn up the property. Actually, we should not say more than that, it is such an unlikely accusation that it hardly deserves particular many words from a chief, but of course it is important to clarify that we respect copyrights and always replaces uppshovsmän whether they represent news agencies or are freelance photographers or individuals. But some fires, we do not want. "

Thomas Mattsson also comment on the allegations on his blog .

Even Aftonbladet publisher Jan Helin has addressed the serious allegations on his blog under the headline: "Absurd accusations of coverage of the riots:

"We replace in this case, as in all others, the authors of tips and pictures that we use. Fact that from this the conclusion that we encourage young people to burn cars are at best ignorant, at worst deliberately untruthful." Wrote Jan Helin in the blog post.

Source: aftonbladet.se



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