Nobel Group Drops Broadcaster After China Censorship
The Nobel Foundation on Friday dropped TV4 as carrier for its annual prize ceremony, saying the Swedish broadcaster had let Chinese television censor a speech on freedom of expression, a Swedish newspaper said.
Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter said TV4, which has the rights to broadcast the annual ceremony, had allowed Chinese television stations to censor Nobel Foundation Chairman Marcus Storch’s words at last year’s ceremony extolling liberty of speech and the media.
“Censorship is against our values. We cannot accept that,” Michael Sohlman, Nobel Foundation managing director, told the newspaper.