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Nuuk—Inatsisartut’s Ombudsman has found that the Naalakkersuisut should not have stopped a video about sustainable fishing from airing on KNR.

At the beginning of 2021, Oceans North Greenland launched a short film called “Securing the future of fishing: The importance of halibut for Greenlandic society.” The film highlights the value of the inshore halibut fishery, especially for communities in northwest Greenland, and discusses the need for an evidence-based fisheries policy.

From February 1 to the 19th, the short film was shown on KNR’s Citizens’ Information broadcast. However, following an order from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and the Church, KNR removed the short film. The government argued that an executive order on advertising prevented the airing of “political” content.

Oceans North Greenland lodged a complaint with Inatsisartut’s Ombudsman. The decision on whether the video contained political views, and thus according to the advertising order could not be brought on TV, was made by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Church.

In her decision, the Ombudsman only considered whether the Self-Government has the authority to remove the film from KNR TV. The ombudsman has not commented on whether the content of the film is political. The full decision is available here.

It is good news that the complaint has been upheld, says Oceans North Greenland’s project director, Søren Stach Nielsen. The decision applies not only to Oceans North Greenland, but also to all other non-governmental organizations. “It’s important for a variety of voices to be heard in the public debate, including through the platform of our public broadcaster,” Nielsen says.

Oceans North Greenland is looking forward to discussing what the future of Greenlandic fisheries might look like with fishermen, government, and other partners. “At Oceans North Greenland, we’re looking for a dialogue on the sustainable use of living resources,” says Nielsen. “We believe a healthy and sustainable marine environment will help support society.”

For further information, please contact:

Søren Stach Nielsen
Project Director
Oceans North
oceansnorth.ca
Mobile: +299 522406
sstachnielsen@oceansnorth.ca

Video om bæredygtigt fiskeri, der blev forbudt fra KNR, overtrådte ikke loven, siger ombudsmanden

Nuuk—Inatsisartuts ombudsmand har truffet afgørelse om, at Naalakkersuisut ikke burde have stoppet en video om bæredygtigt fiskeri fra at blive sendt på KNR.

I begyndelsen af ​​2021 lancerede Oceans North Greenland en kortfilm kaldet “Securing the future of fishing: betydningen af ​​hellefiskeriet for det grønlandske samfund.” Filmen fremhæver værdien af ​​fiskeriet af hellefisk, især for samfundene i det nordvestlige Grønland, og diskuterer behovet for en evidensbaseret fiskeripolitik.

Fra 1. til 19. februar blev kortfilmen vist i KNRs Borgerinformation. Efter en ordre fra Departementet for Uddannelse, Kultur, Sport og Kirke fjernede KNR imidlertid kortfilmen. Naalakkersuisut gjorde gældende, at bekendtgørelsen om reklame forhindrede udsendelse af ​​”politisk” indhold.

Oceans North Greenland indgav en klage til Inatsisartuts ombudsmand. Afgørelsen om hvorvidt videoen indeholdt politiske anskuelser, og dermed i henhold til reklamebekendtgørelsen ikke kunne bringes i TV blev truffet af Departementet for Uddannelse, kultur, sport og kirke.

Ombudsmanden har i sin afgørelse anelse forholdt sig til hvorvidt Selvstyret har hjemmel til at fjerne filmens fra KNR TV. Ombudsmanden har ikke forholdt sig til, hvorvidt indholdet af filmen er politisk.

Det er en god nyhed, at klagen er blevet imødekommet, siger Oceans North Greenlands projektdirektør, Søren Stach Nielsen. Beslutningen gælder ikke kun Oceans North Greenland, men også alle andre ikke-statslige organisationer. ”Det er vigtigt for forskellige stemmer at blive hørt i den offentlige debat, herunder gennem platformen for vores offentlige tv-station,” siger Nielsen.

Oceans North Greenland ser frem til at debattere, hvordan fremtiden for det grønlandske fiskeri kan se ud med fiskere, Naalakkersuisut og andre partnere. ”Hos Oceans North Greenland søger vi efter en dialog om bæredygtig brug af levende ressourcer,” siger Nielsen. “Vi mener, at et sundt og bæredygtigt havmiljø vil hjælpe med at støtte samfundet.”

For yderligere kontakt:

Søren Stach Nielsen
Projektleder, Oceans North
oceansnorth.ca
+299 522406
sstachnielsen@oceansnorth.ca

KNR-imit inerteqqutaasutut aalisarneq piujuartitsisoq pillugu video inatsisinik unioqqutitsinngilaq, ombudsmandi oqarpoq

Nuuk—KNR-imi aallakaatinneqarnissaanit aalisarneq piujuartitsisoq pillugu videomik Naalakkersuisut unitsitsisariaqarsimannginnerat pillugu Inatsisartut ombudsmandiat aalajangiussaqarsimavoq.

2021-p aallartinnerani Oceans North Greenlandip naatsumik filmiliaq, taaguuteqartoq ”Securing the future of fishing: betydningen af hellefiskeriet for det grønlandske samfund” (”Securing the future of fishing: Kalaallit Nunaanni inuiaqatigiinnut qaleralinniarnerup pingaaruteqassusia”) saqqummiuppaa. Qaleralinniarnerup naleqassusianik filmi erseqqissaavoq, ingammik Kalaallit Nunaata avannaata kitaani inuiaqatigiinnut, aammalu erseqqarissumik tunngaveqartitamik aalisarnermut politikkip pisariaqartinnera oqaluuseraa.

Februaarip aallaqqaataanit 19.-annut naatsumik filmiliaq KNR-ip Innuttaasunut paasissutissiisarfiani takutinneqarpoq. Taamaattorli Ilinniartitaanermut, Kultureqarnermut, Timersornermut Ilageeqarnermullu Naalakkersuisoqarfimmit peqquneqarnermigut KNR-ip naatsumik filmiliaq aallakaatinneqarunnaartippaa. Ussassaarisarnerit pillugit nalunaarutip aallakaatitanik ”politikkimik” imalimmik aallakaatitsisarnernik pinngitsuuisitsinera Naalakkersuisut atuuttuutippaat.

Inatsisartut ombudsmandianut Oceans North Greenland maalaarummik tunniussaqarpoq. Videop politikkikkut isummanik imaqarnera pillugu aalajangiussineq, taamaalillunilu ussassaarutinut nalunaarut najoqqutaralugu TV-kkut takutinneqarsinnaannginnera Ilinniartitaanermut, Kultureqarnermut, Timersornermut Ilageeqarnermullu Naalakkersuisoqarfimmit aalajangiunneqarpoq.

Aalajangiussinermi ombudsmandip Namminersorlutik Oqartussat KNR TV-mit filmimik aallakaatitaqarunnaarnissaannut toqqammavissaqarnera isummerfigisimavaa. Filmip imarisaa politikkimut tunngasuunersoq ombudsmandip isummerfigisimanngilaa.

Maalaarutip akuersissutigineqarsimanera nutaarsiassatsialaavoq, Oceans North Greenlandimi suliniutinut pisortaq, Søren Stach Nielsen oqarpoq. Aalajangiussineq Oceans North Greenlandimut tunngasuuginnanngilaq, aammali naalagaaffimmit ingerlataanngitsunut kattuffinnut tamanut tunngavoq. ”Kikkut tamarmik oqallinneranni oqaaseqartartut assigiinngitsut tusarneqarnissaat pingaartuuvoq, ilanngullugu tamatta pigisatsitut tv-kkut aallakaatitsisarfimmut toqqavigisaq aqqutigalugu,” Nielsen oqarpoq.

Aalisartut, Naalakkersuisut suleqatigisallu allat peqatigalugit nunatsinni aalisarnerup siunissami qanoq isikkoqarsinnaanerata oqallisiginissaa Oceans North Greenlandip qilanaaraa. ”Isumalluutinik uumassusilinnik piujuartitsisumik atuisarneq pillugu oqaloqatigiinnissaq Oceans North Greenlandimi ujartugaraarput,” Nielsen oqarpoq. ”Immami avatangiisut peqqissut piujuartuusullu inuiaqatigiinnik tapersersueqataasinnaasut isumaqarfigaarput.”

Annermik attaveqarnissamut:

Søren Stach Nielsen
Suliniutinut pisortaq
Oceans North
oceansnorth.ca
+299 522406
sstachnielsen@oceansnorth.ca

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