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Prime Minister's Stoltenberg press conference - Norway, 22nd July 2011, 10PM

Historical Speech

The same evening after the 2011 Norway attacks, the Prime Minister's Stoltenberg read an historical speech.

He said:

We must show [...] that the answer to violence is even more democracy.

We should help him to spread the word.

Please, as much as possible, do not directly link this page, but copy the video and subtitle files on personal servers or/and various video platforms. The original video is currently too hard to find: we need to replicate it, for ensuring its availability in the future.

If you speak a language not currently available in the subtitles/ directory, feel free to do a pull request.


You can use Subtitle Editor (package subtitleeditor on Debian/Ubuntu) for composing a new translation, and this online converter for converting SRT files to VTT ones.


This translation corresponds to the official English version of the speech, provided by the Norwegian government.

The syncing with the video was done with the help of this other video.


This translation is based on the English version, and the proposition found on this blog.



The original video was taken from VGTV in FLV format, thanks to youtube-dl:

% youtube-dl '!/video/42403/se-stoltenberg-snakke-om-bombeangrepet'

Available formats

The original FLV file was converted to these 3 standard HTML5 formats, thanks to ffmpeg:

% ffmpeg -i stoltenberg_2011-07-22.flv -b:v 1500k -vcodec libvpx -acodec libvorbis -ab 160000 -f webm -g 30 stoltenberg_2011-07-22.webm
% ffmpeg -i stoltenberg_2011-07-22.flv -b:v 1500k -vcodec libtheora -acodec libvorbis -ab 160000 -g 30 stoltenberg_2011-07-22.ogv
% ffmpeg -i stoltenberg_2011-07-22.flv -b:v 1500k -vcodec libx264 -strict -2 -preset medium -g 30 stoltenberg_2011-07-22.mp4

Displaying on a website

Please, download the 3 files available in videos/ and the VTT files available in subtitles/, and insert this HTML5 snippet in your webpage:

<video width="512" height="288" preload="metadata" tabindex="0" controls>
  <source type="video/webm" src="stoltenberg_2011-07-22.webm">
  <source type="video/mp4" src="stoltenberg_2011-07-22.mp4">
  <source type="video/ogg" src="stoltenberg_2011-07-22.ogv">
  <track label="Français" kind="subtitles" srclang="fr" src="" default>
  <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="stoltenberg_2011-07-22.en.vtt">
  <button id="subtitles" type="button" data-state="subtitles">CC</button>
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