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Norwegian newspaper releases digital election platform

Publicerad: 07 August 2015, kl. 10:08

A Swedish election campaign might influence the outcome of Norway's upcoming municipal and provincial elections.

Adam Jönsson

Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende has released ‘‘Kandulove,’’ an election platform where voters can ask questions of politicians, the paper announced Thursday. Every question starts with the words ‘‘Can you promise…’’ The platform is developed from the Swedish local media company’s #Kandulova platform, which was created for last year’s federal, provincial and municipal elections in the Scandinavian country.

‘‘Our goal is to create a digital political meeting place where the voters get to meet their politicians,’’ says Bergens Tidende editor Trond Olav Skurens, to ‘‘During our first day we got over a hundred questions.’’

MittMedia worked with data journalism project Journalism++ to create #Kandulova. The platform was nominated to one of the biggest Swedish journalism awards last year and had over 100,000 unique visitors during the election campaign.

‘‘When Bergens Tidende got in touch and asked if they could develop the project further, we quickly said yes,’’ says Carl-Johan Bergman, editor-in-chief of Dalarnas Tidningar, a part of the MittMedia group.

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