Sigurd Allern is a Norwegian
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and the first professor of journalism
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at the University of Oslo
University of Oslo
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. He was also one of the central people in starting the Workers' Communist Party of Norway
Workers' Communist Party (Norway)
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in the early 1970s, and was the first chairman of the party between 1973 and 1975 and at the same time chairman of the Red Electoral Alliance
Red Electoral Alliance
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. He was also editor-in-chief of Klassekampen
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in the periods 1969-1970 and 1979-1995.