Major IT companies, including Google and Facebook, are stepping up their efforts to prevent the spreading of extremist propaganda.
- Targeted ads.
- Limited storage allowed for fighting crime.
The EU’s Court of Justice has ruled that Sweden cannot force telecoms operators and Internet service providers to routinely store data on what their customers do online and whom they call.
- Vinter i P1 radio show.
Sommar i P1 is one of Sweden’s biggest radio shows and now its wintertime equivalent begins this week.
- Following the attempted coup.
One of those who have come to Sweden from Turkey to apply for asylum is the Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt.
- 1 av 4Fredrik Vestberg at Swedish Radio's P4 Jämtland investigated the story about the alleged assault by young refugees. Credit: Karin Nilsson/Radio Sweden2 av 4Karin Jonsson, culture editor at Östersunds-Posten, has created a Facebook group for women living in rural parts of Sweden. Credit: Karin Nilsson/Radio Sweden3 av 4Tip-offs and propaganda.
Who takes over when local reporters are no longer able to cover certain areas? Radio Sweden visited the northern county of Jämtland, where citizen initiatives as well as right-wing extremist propaganda websites have sprung up in the absence of journalists.
- Industry in decline.
A government inquiry into the crisis-ridden media sector recommended press support for digital and free media.
- Based in Estonia.
Sweden is developing methods for cyber defence and offence in Nato's cyber warfare centre, says the Ministry for Defence.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
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.
- 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.