Award 2013 Nominee
In general, VG provided outstanding coverage of the trial of Anders Breivik. Specifically, Pedersen decided to publish an internal court document, withheld from the public, on Breivik’s mental state, which stated that Breivik was psychotic while killing 77 people. The ensuing fierce public debate eventually led to a second evaluation by another expert panel which concluded that Breivik was not psychotic during the attack. He was found guilty of murdering 77 people. Without publication of the first report, Breivik would probably not have been found guilty and been detained in a psychiatric hospital.