BBC Magazine just published their coverage of the Bodnariu story and the anti-Barnevernet movement.
Here is a brief Delight in Truth analysis:
- The general thrust of the article is critical toward Barnevernet and somewhat sympathetic toward the cases mentioned including the Bodnariu case.
- Shocking details with respect to removal of children for trivial reasons are ARE mentioned, including the details of how the Bodnariu boys were taken into unmarked cars without any sort of warning.
- Importantly, BBC mentions an open letter of protest to the Children’s Minister, by 170 leading Norwegian professionals involved in child protection – lawyers, psychologists, social work experts – who say that Barnevernet is a “dysfunctional organisation which makes far-reaching errors of judgment with serious consequences”.
- They do highlight the immigrant targeting issue we have been discussing here on Delight in Truth.
- There is no mention of human rights violations like lack of due process, disregard for presumption of innocence, and there is no mention of the religious issue that triggered Barnevernet to look into the Bodnariu family.
Overall it seems like an objective article but it does not go far enough to pinpoint the injustice and human rights violations against victimized families.
Delight in Truth hopes this is just the beginning. It is the highest profile international coverage the anti-Barnevernet movement has received to date and we hope for more starting on April 16th, 2016.