The new U.N. Human Rights Council begins work today. ”An historic occasion,” according to General Assembly President Jan Eliasson.
Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats are supposed to be the workers’ party. But their pay slips suggest a slightly different story.
It’s time to wrap up Literary 5 and today’s guest is someone who brings authors from all over the world to discuss their works with Stockholmers.
We’ll also be dipping into the world of Swedish film.
Closing Music: Lars Winnerbäck, ”Stockholms kyss”
The new United Nations Council for Human Rights officialy begins its work today, among high hopes that it will function better than the previous UN Comission which met with much criticism for not doing enough in the field. Radio Sweden’s Juan Navas found out more about the new council from Bonian Golmohammadi, Secretary General of the United Nations Association of Sweden:
Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats are supposed to be the workers’ party. But, as Mark Cummins reports, new figures give the opposite impression:
Over the past months, in the Literary 5 we’ve been meeting the authors shaping Literary Sweden. Today Gaby Katz takes us to Stockholm’s Culture House to meet Ingemar Fasth, the man behind the International Author Stage:
Dogma - the Danish film movement had global success with directors such as Lars von trier and Thomas Vinterberg cementing their names in history. But now a group of filmakers and scriptwriters from Gothenburg is trying to duplicate that success by creating Sweden’s first cinema manifesto. They call themselves Doris Film - and their goal is to increase the amount of films directed by women in Sweden. Our reporter Moira Sullivan caught up with Annika Hellström and Anna Ericsson, two of the women behind the Doris Film manifesto: