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Radio Sweden Monday

Published måndag 24 oktober 2005 kl 13.06
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Health hazard or media hype? Swedish tabloids are being accused of whipping up bird flu hysteria.

The assisted suicide debate re-opens in Sweden following the mercy killing of a Swede in Switzerland.

And it’s Culture Monday here on Radio Sweden ....Today we take you on a tour of the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg ...

Closing Music: Shirley Clamp ”Mina Minnen” (My Memories)

As concern mounts over how countries could deal with a potential flu pandemic stemming from bird flu virus H5N1, Swedish tabloids are being accused of whipping up hysteria among the general public. As Azariah Kiros reports, the accusation comes from a member of a government scientific group.

The euthanasia - assisted suicide debate has re-opened in Sweden following the mercy killing of Yoakim Alpgord in Switzerland. Professor George Klein is a well known cancer research specialist in Stockholm. He would like to see legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in Sweden, as he told our reporter Dave Russell.

Monday is United Nations Day. As this year marks the world body’s 60th anniversary, there are many special events, and many with a Swedish connection, as we hear from Mark Cummins:

The Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg opened its doors to the public in December last year. Azariah Kiros found out more about the Museum from its director.

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