• Georgina filming with one of Monica Fridtjofsen's children - five of them were taken away by Barnevernet, but later returned.
The story of children being taken away from their parents particularly grabbed Georgina Davies’ interest as it conflicted with her image of Norway as an idyllic, progressive country.
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Sivert Eimhjellen

29 Jul 2016 - 4:29 PM  UPDATED 29 Jul 2016 - 4:36 PM

In the latest of Dateline’s Intern Diaries podcasts, she talks to intern Sivert Eimhjellen, who’s originally from Norway, about the journey she took for her story, Norway's Stolen Children?

And she explains how she made sure the distress of some families she met was balanced with the experiences of other children, who were saved from harm after being removed by the country’s child protection service.

Watch Georgina's story in full:

Norway’s Stolen Children?
Why are so many parents in Norway claiming that the state is kidnapping their children? With a spike in cases in recent years and accusations of racial intolerance, Dateline asks whether these children are being saved, or stolen.

And read her blog, referred to in the podcast:

Could we all be accused of bad parenting?
Georgina Davies travelled to Norway to report for Dateline on the increase in children being taken away from their parents by the authorities, but it raised questions for the mum of two about how all parents look after their children.