A spectre that has haunted Swedish journalism for decades is anti-democratic extremism, a phenomenon given new impetus by the rise of mainstream nationalist politics in recent years.
A Swedish prosecutor has closed an investigation into a complaint accusing the Eritrean authorities of crimes against humanity, torture and abduction in the case of Dawit Isaak.
Journalist Meron Estefanos, an activist in the campaign to release Isaac, was threatened by the imprisoned journalist’s brother, who is a strong supporter of Eritrea’s president.
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: EFJ Condemns Surveillance Law in Sweden The International Federation of Journalists and its European group, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today expressed ‘incredulity and dismay’ following yesterday’s vote by the Swedish Parliament in favour of […]
(WAN/IFEX) – The following is a WAN press release: WAN Backs Swedish Publishers in Freedom of Expression Dispute The World Association of Newspapers has condemned death threats made against a Swedish artist and a newspaper editor following publication of a drawing portraying the Prophet Mohammed as a dog. WAN, the global association of the world’s […]
(RSF/IFEX) – RSF has voiced shock over a bomb threat made to the “Norrköpings Tidningar” newspaper, a daily based in Norrköping, southwest of Stockholm. On 23 August 2005, the paper received an anonymous letter warning that four bombs would be set off in the town – one of them next to the newspaper – if […]
(RSF/IFEX) – On 17 September 2002, RSF condemned the harassment of two Swedish journalists investigating neo-Nazi activities and called on the authorities to take action. On 15 September, documentary filmmaker Bjoern Lockstroem and Olof Abrahamsson, a photographer with the newspaper “Kvals Posten”, were covering the Karlskrona municipal elections, in which candidates from the neo-Nazi National […]
(RSF/IFEX) – RSF is expressing its concern about the bomb blast targetting journalist Peter Karlsson, which occurred in Stockholm. According to RSF’s information, on 28 June 1999, Karlsson, a freelance journalist, was with his young son when he was injured by a car bomb outside his home in Nacka, Stockholm. The bomb detonated when they […]
(WAN/IFEX) – China’s most prominent dissident, Wei Jingsheng, will be the keynote speaker at a special conference on freedom of expression to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 31 March 1998. Mr Wei was allowed to leave China for the United States last November for medical treatment, after serving eighteen years in prison for his […]