IT and Media News

Radio Sweden has been intensively covering media since 1948, with the launch of the program "Sweden Calling DXers". SCDX covered the then-brand new hobby of shortwave radio listening, and was massively interactive, depending almost exclusively on contributions from listeners.

The program was succeeded by the broader media magazine "MediaScan" which extended coverage to satellites and the Internet. "MediaScan" was the first radio program in English in Europe to have audio posted online. Ironically it was the Internet itself that led to Radio Sweden leaving shortwave in October 2010.

But Sweden remains a hub for media news, from radio, TV and film to social media and online services.

 

All the winners of the 2014 YouTube awards

Published: onsdag 16 april kl 16:15 , Radio Sweden – News in English

On Tuesday night the winners of the first ever Swedish YouTube awards were announced.

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Chemical substance sent to TV licence office

Published: onsdag 16 april kl 15:27 , Radio Sweden – News in English

A corrosive substance was sent to the Kiruna offices of the Swedish TV licencing agency.

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Hobbit star sentenced in cocaine case

Published: tisdag 15 april kl 11:32 , Radio Sweden – News in English

Mikael Persbrandt, one of Sweden’s biggest film and TV stars, has been sentenced to five months in prison for buying drugs.

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Green Party u-turn on blogging ban

Published: tisdag 15 april kl 09:06 , Radio Sweden – News in English

The Green Party has apologised for suggesting that anonymous blogging should be banned. The proposal was part of a bid to clamp down on online abuse.

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Internet service provider deletes all records

Published: tisdag 8 april kl 17:59 , Radio Sweden – News in English

After the decision in the European Court of Justice on Tuesday, the internet service provider Bahnhof decided to delete the records and to stop retaining the data with immediate effect.

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Getting physical with Swedish food: a Regular Ordinary Meal Time

Published: fredag 4 april kl 15:41 , Radio Sweden – News in English

Are you fully aware that mayonnaise is good for you? And that it should be eaten with a spoon as a pre-diner snack?

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Journalist killed in Kabul attack

Published: fredag 21 mars kl 10:34 , Radio Sweden – News in English

An Afghan journalist who worked with slain Swedish Radio reporter Nils Horner was killed in Thursday’s attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul.

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Swedish Radio calls for return of murdered reporter's material

Published: torsdag 20 mars kl 12:18 , Radio Sweden – News in English

Swedish public radio wants the prosecutor's office to give back equipment and material belonging to Nils Horner, who was killed in Afghanistan last week.

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Did surveillance cameras catch Nils Horner's killers?

Updated: söndag 16 mars kl 14:22 (publicerades söndag 16 mars kl 10:35) , Radio Sweden – News in English

Pictures from CCTV footage in Kabul showing two men suspected of killing Swedish Radio journalist Nils Horner have been published by Swedish newspaper Expressen.

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Magazine under fire for "princess" shoot

Published: fredag 14 mars kl 15:42 , Radio Sweden – News in English

A Swedish women's magazine is at the centre of a social media storm after it dolled up female politicians in cocktail dresses and called them "Princesses of Politics".

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Islamic group says it murdered Nils Horner

Published: onsdag 12 mars kl 08:54 , Radio Sweden – News in English

A relatively unknown islamic group in Afghanistan says it killed Swedish foreign correspondent Nils Horner.

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Prison for Koran newspaper threat

Publicerat: torsdag 6 mars kl 14:35 , Radio Sweden – News in English

A man has been sentenced to six months in prison by a Gothenburg court for crimes against civil liberty.

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Swedish radio tops public trust ranking

Published: torsdag 6 mars kl 12:18 , Radio Sweden – News in English

For the second year running, Swedish radio, which Radio Sweden is a part of, tops the list of institutions that Swedes find the most trustworthy.

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Telia: phone system back up again

Updated: måndag 3 mars kl 20:55 (publicerades måndag 3 mars kl 18:00) , Radio Sweden – News in English

A mystery problem made many phone numbers unreachable for hours on Monday.

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Digital TV sacrificed for cell phone coverage

Published: torsdag 27 februari kl 09:04 , Radio Sweden – News in English

The Swedish government has decided that TV broadcasters will have to give up some of their bandwidth in order to improve the country's cell phone coverage.

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