When informing the general public (via the press or social media such as blogs, Facebook etc.), you should first have attempted to report internally to the overall authority in the case, or to regulatory bodies/supervisory authorities. The possibility to do the University of Agder and/or its staff harm is usually much greater when reporting to the general public.
If you are considering notifying the general public, you must carefully consider the following three points first:
Are there grounds to believe that wrongdoing actually exists? Examine the actual circumstances as thoroughly as possible.
Consider whether internal reporting, reporting to the highest authorities or to public regulatory/ supervisory bodies is possible or appropriate.
Consider whether others from outside the institution have a legitimate interest in finding out about the conditions in question.
Informing the media is not justifiable if the case has been reported internally and is being processed and/or measures have been put in motion. In these cases, the university shall have the possibility to correct the wrongdoing in question.