Jens Jersild is a journalist. He filmed a news report about an extremist youth group in Denmark. The report aimed to highlight the problem of racism, focusing on individuals, their mentality and social background. In the report, extremists made highly insulting remarks about ethnic minorities. There was then an interview with a local social worker, who linked the youths’ racist attitudes to a lack of economic opportunities and a criminal environment.
Mr Jersild was convicted of helping to spread racist remarks. He was fined 1,000 Danish kroner.