10th anniversary of the 22 July 2011 attacks: Media accreditation

On Thursday 22 July 2021, Norway will mark that ten years have passed since the terrorist attacks that killed 77 people at the Government Office Complex in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. National memorial events will be held in Oslo and in the municipality of Hole.

Members of the media who wish to cover the events must register for accreditation. The accreditation deadline is 15 July. Accreditation allows entry to events where there are available spaces and where arrangements have been made for the media to be present.

Accredited media representatives will be sent more detailed information about the various memorial events, including information about COVID-19 Certificates and testing requirements. Accredited media representatives must carry a press card and valid identification.

Media arrangements for the individual 22 July events follow:

9:00-9:50: Memorial at Government Office Complex in Oslo

A press area will be designated but space is limited due to the coronavirus situation and ongoing construction work. If demand for access is high, media representatives may be asked to observe the memorial online.

When the event concludes, at about 9:50, it will be possible for media representatives to conduct arranged interviews. The people to be interviewed will then move to the press area.

Still photography:
NTB is the pool photographer. This means that only NTB’s photographer may work freely while the memorial is in progress.

NTB can be reached by email at ntb.fotodesk@ntb.no and by telephone at +47 22 00 32 64.

Live video:
A TV signal from the memorial event will be available as a pool production from the Norwegian Government Security and Service Organisation (DSS). The event will also be streamed directly at www.regjeringa.no. A video file will also be available for download afterwards. DSS will follow its practice of distributing a publishing point to media that wish to transmit the memorial event live.

DSS can be reached by telephone at +47 22 24 88 45 or email at dss-videoproduksjon@dss.dep.no.


11:00-12:00: Memorial service at Oslo Cathedral

Still photography:
NTB is the pool photographer. NTB can be reached by email at ntb.fotodesk@ntb.no and by telephone at +47 22 00 32 64.

Live video:
A TV signal from the service will be available from NRK (pool). NRK will offer the pool signal via EBU. Contact person at NRK is Marit Moi: email marit.moi@nrk.no, telephone +47 95 93 73 47.

Press areas will be designated outside the cathedral. When the service is over, at about 12:00, it will be possible for media representatives to conduct arranged interviews.


13:00-14:00: Memorial service at Hole Church

Still photography:
NTB is the pool photographer. NTB can be reached by email at ntb.fotodesk@ntb.no and by telephone at +47 22 00 32 64.

A press area will be designated outside the church. When the service is over, at about 14:00, it will be possible for media representatives to conduct arranged interviews in this area.


15.00-16:15: Memorial on Utøya

Only NRK, TV2 and NTB may attend the memorial event on the island of Utøya. Other media will not be permitted on the island.

Still photography:
NTB is the pool photographer. NTB can be reached by email at ntb.fotodesk@ntb.no and by telephone at +47 22 00 32 64.

Live video:
NRK/TV2 will provide a pool signal from Utøya. NRK will offer the pool signal via EBU.


19:55-21:30: National memorial event at the Oslo Spektrum Arena

Live video:
NRK will produce the memorial event for television (pool). NRK will offer the pool signal via EBU. Contact person at NRK is Marit Moi: email marit.moi@nrk.no, telephone +47 95 93 73 47.

Still photography:
NTB is the pool photographer inside the arena. NTB can be reached by email at ntb.fotodesk@ntb.no and by telephone at +47 22 00 32 64.

Accredited media representatives will have access to a designated interview area. Arranged interviews may be conducted there, primarily after the memorial event.

Press contacts

Press contact for the 22 July National Support Group is Miriam Einangshaug: email mirieinang@gmail.com, telephone +47 97 43 13 11.

Press contact for the Workers’ Youth League (AUF) is Sandra Edith Kalland Tenud: email sandra@auf.no, telephone +47 99 28 69 55.

Press contact for the Office of the Prime Minister is Communication Officer Arvid Samland: email asa@smk.dep.no, telephone +47 93 05 14 58.