Exakt24 leaves the media ethics system


Published March 17, 2023 at 10:38 a.m.

Media. Representatives for the site Exakt24 have notified the Media Ombudsman's office that they are leaving the media ethics system.

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It is the second time in a short time that a medium has left – earlier this year, Samnytt announced that the site is no longer connected to the system.


– It is voluntary if you want to be examined by the Media Ombudsman and the Media Ethics Committee. Connected media agree to be audited and take responsibility for errors and deficiencies that may occur. But we cannot force anyone to participate, says Caspar Opitz, the Public Media Ombudsman.

There are no ongoing trials against Exakt24 and any new reports against the site will be dismissed, according to the Media Ombudsman.

< p>Both Exakt24 and Samnytt have previously been granted grants by the state.

Exakt24's editor-in-chief, the former SD leader Erik Almqvist, tells Dagens Nyheter that they are leaving the system because it was “not of any use”. of it.

– We agreed because, as a new media actor, we wanted guidance and inspiration for media ethics and press ethics guidelines. Today, I think we have a pretty good handle on our own, says Almqvist to the newspaper.