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Radio Sweden Monday

Published måndag 26 juni 2006 kl 10.59
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Kenyan Airport cargo handlers carry the casket with the remains of a Swedish journalist who was shot covering a demonstration in Mogadishu.
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A Swedish journalist was gunned down in Somalia and another journalist has been arrested in Syria.  We look at the dangers facing reporters working in the world’s hot spots.

Also in today’s program: Sweden was eliminated 2-0 from the World Cup on Saturday by Germany.

And we have a few anniversaries to mark: Sweden is celebrating 150 years of railways. And our Personality File looks at the controversial and legendary Zarah Leander.

Closing Music: Florence: Stjärnor och himlar

The murder of Swedish journalist Martin Adler in Somalia has raised the question once again of the growing threat to the safety of journalists working in the most dangerous places on earth. Dave Russell spoke to Urban Hamid, a Swedish-Iraqi journalist who counted Martin Adler as a friend and worked alongside him in Iraq:

Martin Adler was shot by a hooded gunman while covering a street demonstration in the Somalian capital Mogadishu. He’s one of a growing number of journalists killed in recent years. Eva Elmsäter works as a foreign correspondent for Swedish public television, SVT. She’s also involved with ”Reporters without Borders” an organisation working to improve the safety of journalists worldwide:

A Swedish journalist has been arrested in Syria, for comments made in an interview ten years ago. George Wood has more:

Sweden’s World Cup odyssey is over. Lars Lagerbäck and his team packed their bags and arrived back in Sweden yesterday after being comprehensively beaten by host nation Germany 2-nil on Saturday. The post-mortem has already begun, with some calling for wholesale changes to the team and management. Our reporter Sujay Dutt has been following the Swedish team across Germany for Radio Sweden and joins us now. Sujay....Saturday was painful to watch:

Sweden is celebrating the 150th anniversary of one of the most important developments in its history.....the arrival of the railway. Tom McAlinden’s been along to a celebration in the town where passengers stepped off a train for the very first time in Sweden:

 

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