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Radio Sweden Tuesday

Publicerat tisdag 11 oktober 2005 kl 12.45
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Fears Over Bird Flu Examined in Heartbeat
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As aid arrives in the areas devastated by Saturday’s earthquake, we ask if aid agencies in Sweden have been swamped by public response to their appeals.

A damaging slur or Much ado about nothing, a member of the Swedish Academy resigns in protest just days before the awarding of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature....

Sweden’s downloading law has its first test case.

And The Bird Flu Virus is spreading its wings into Europe; this month’s edition of heartbeat asks whether fears the disease will mutate into a human virus are real or unfounded.

Closing Music: Shout Out Louds ”Very Loud”

Our top story today concerns the devastating earthquake in South Asia and the destruction in Guatemala caused by Tropical storm Stan. Pakistan and Guatemala have appealed for international help. Our reporter Azariah Kiros finds out how forthcoming Swedish assistance has been and asks whether the public here are experiencing fund raising fatigue:

With the announcement of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize winner just days away, the Swedish Academy which makes the decision, seems to be in a bit of turmoil with the news that another member of the Academy has resigned from his post – launching a Swedish newspaper article blast against last year’s literature prize winner, Austria’s Elfriede Jelinek and the Academy members who chose her. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller reports:

You might remember earlier this summer we ran a story on how it’s now illegal in Sweden to download copyrighted material. Well the law is today being put to the test in the first trial of its kind against a person accused of file sharing. Mark Cummins has more:

Now for this month’s edition of Heartbeat with Gaby Katz:


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