Gamer: The Murder Plan
Duration 50 min.
Topic hate speech
Subtitled in Lithuanian
Available to listen during festival on August 24 - 31 October 2021
14-year-old Victor has a mission. After his best online friend planned and committed a school attack, Victor has decided to tell adults about things that go wrong within gaming communities. Communities he claims most adults don’t care about at all.
The reporter promises to help Victor, and together they explore both the fantastic aspects of gaming, and the really dark things that go on in some communities.
We investigate what happened when Victor’s gaming friend, 12-year-old John, started to plan a school attack, and no one put an end to it even though he wrote openly about it on gaming platforms. We also investigate what happened during the attack, and we examine the flaws in the police investigation.
Reporter Emelie Rosén
Producer Ylva Lindgren
Final cut Nima Shams
Broadcaster Swedish Broadcasting Corporation
Translation Ramune Drankinaite
Subtitles Adomas Zubė
Animation Emilija Juzeliūnaitė
Awards Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism 2020 and the Special Commendation 2020 in Prix Europa. It is also shortlisted for the Investigative Journalism Award in Sweden (the winner is announced September 11th)
Emelie Rosén is an award-winning investigative radio reporter at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. Her stories often focus on issues that are important for those not commonly represented in the media, such as children and youths. The documentary series Gamer is no exception. Emelie is 28 years old, and she has been working at the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation since 2015.