IT attacks carried out by foreign powers are increasing and becoming more advanced, according to a new report from Sweden’s National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA).
- Annual report for 2016.
- Rumours and disinformation.
News stories in foreign media portraying Sweden in a bad light peaked about a year ago, when many refugees were coming to Europe. But the Swedish Institute is unsure whether it has had a lasting effect on the image of Sweden abroad.
- Could be sent to prison.
A Swedish TV reporter and two colleagues went on trial, Thursday, for people smuggling, after helping a young Syrian refugee get to Sweden from Greece.
- Police calling for evidence.
All three men suspected of a rape broadcast live on Facebook have been ordered held in custody, after a court hearing on Wednesday.
- Song, hair and makeup, and photography.
Four Oscar nominations for Sweden were announced on Tuesday, including two linked to the film "A man called Ove."
- Police carried out house search.
The former CEO of tech company Fingerprint Cards is in police custody suspected of economic crimes.
- Since Saturday.
Staff at Stockholm’s maternity wards are unable to access patient records, and a midwife says this puts mothers and babies at risk.
- Targeted ads.
Major IT companies, including Google and Facebook, are stepping up their efforts to prevent the spreading of extremist propaganda.
- 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.