Turkey has tried to get Swedish authorities to close down a Sweden-based Kurdish TV channel. Now, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström should demand an explanation from Turkey's ambassador, according to the Liberal Party and the Left Party.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
- No comment from Eutelsat.
The French satellite company Eutelsat will no longer transmit a Kurdish TV-channel based in Stockholm, after a request from Turkey's radio- and TV-authority, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Foreign Correspondent's Week.
For the past 10 years, Swedish Radio has gathered its team of foreign correspondents in Stockholm for a week to sit down with their peers, socialize with listeners and, yes, even squeeze in a work meeting or two. Lotten Collin is one of those correspondents.
- Culture Minister worried for media future.
A scenario presented to the board of troubled media company Mittmedia would see 75 per cent of its journalists sacked, and make many of Sweden’s local papers into free sheets.
- "Gamification" predicted to rise.
Games and apps have become omnipresent in our everyday lives. Now there is a growing call for them to be used more in health care.
- 24-hour access.
Alcohol being illegally sold to minors through social media is becoming increasingly common according to several Swedish police regions.
- Data protection concerns.
The Swedish Intelligence Service has asked for permission to register people sympathising with terror groups such as the Islamic State.
- Owns several regional publications.
The crisis-ridden newspaper group Stampen filed for financial reconstruction Monday after facing major losses.
- Maintenance behind flight-radar problem.
Rumours have been circulating about a co-ordinated attack after two transmitter towers were recently sabotaged, but the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) says there are no indications the incidents were linked to each other.
- Real-time monitoring.
The Swedish government will launch an inquiry today into whether the police should be allowed to use spyware for fighting terrorism.
- Sponsored by Migration Agency.
Swedish media should emphasize the personal experience of immigrants and not focus on their costs to society, according to a group of refugees who have developed a list of points for how media coverage should change.
- Annual tradition.
A royal baby named after a rock band? A firetruck's sirens playing an ice cream truck jingle? A breakfast cereal made entirely from wood chips? Swedish media has a tradition of sneaking in fake stories on April Fools' Day and this year proved to be no different.
- Prosecutor suspects one culprit.
Media sites were hit again by a denial of service attack Thursday night, the third since Saturday.
- Army of virus-infected computers.
A cyber attack aimed at the websites of several Swedish media outlets was likely a digital denial of service attack brought upon by a so-called "botnet", according to CERT.IT, the online security section for the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.