16 Aug 2019

Harsh censorship vital to stop inspiring extremists - academic

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 16 August 2019

A Norwegian academic involved with the Anders Breivik case says harsh censorship of people involved with terrorist attacks is vital to stop them inspiring other extremists around the world. Professor Tore Bjørgo is the Director of the Centre for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo and is one of the experts the Royal Commission has consulted. He says the accused Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant is now a role model for right wing terrorists, and he should not be allowed to write to supporters. Professor Bjørgo told our producer Siobhan Wilson that Breivik's ability to communicate is strictly controlled.