Not according to Swedish news agency TT.
The Swedish Nobel Prize committee today announced the winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The three joint winners are Mr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, from the UK, Mr Thomas A. Steitz from the USA, and Ms Ada E. Yonath from Israel.
Swedish news monopoly TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå), however, refused to report on the nationality of Ms Yonath, stating merely that she was born in Jerusalem. TT meticulously stated the nationalities of the other two Nobel Prize winners.
Sweden’s TT is in the vanguard of a nationwide campaign to demonise and delegitimise the State of Israel and is highly successful in indoctrinating the entire nation in anti-Israel sentiment. TT pursues a strict policy of anti-Israel news slant in the media and its reporting on the Middle East is often perceived as barely disguised anti-Semitism.
One of the main shareholders of TT with a 40 percent stake in the company is Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet. Aftonbladet recently rose to prominence when it published what was widely regarded as an anti-Semitic diatribe in the form of a highly controversial and totally unsubstantiated article on organ trafficking.
To put TT’s activities into a wider perspective, watch the following film entitled “Icon of Hatred”, obtained from The Second Draft.
It shows just how powerful the media can be in first manufacturing and then methodically spreading a lie, with disastrous – and entirely intentional – results for innocent civilians.
There is general consensus that organisations such as Hizbollah and Hamas are terror organisations. TT’s reporting on the Middle East is part of the media onslaught of these organisations and TT’s operations should be viewed as such.
Articles on TT and the Swedish media from this website, in English:
Freedom of the Press in Sweden
How Sweden became anti-Israel
Totalitarian control of the media in Sweden
The art of terror, Swedish style
The truth only the media could miss
Instructions to Swedish journalists
Articles on TT and the Swedish media from this website, in Swedish:
Allt som behövs för att ondskan ska segra
Bortgången hederlig journalism
TT bestämmer i Sverige
Svensk demokrati hotad av femte kolonn
TT – ett politiskt verktyg
Vem behöver ljuga? Att undvika sanninen är lika bra
TT – svenska mästare i snedvriden rapportering
En terrorist blir en gärningsman