RADIO SWEDEN

SR management: stress, carelessness among factors behind incorrect translations

3:58 min
  • Stress, carelessness, and routines not being followed are some of the factors behind the mistranslations which were made in several online publications by Radio Sweden's language desks of Christian Democrat Party Leader Ebba Busch's interview where she discussed riots that happened over the Easter weekend.

  • Radio Sweden's Arabic, Kurdish, and Somali desks cited Busch as saying "muslims" instead of "islamists". The error was made in five of 25 publications by Radio Sweden's various language groups about Busch's comments, which were given to Swedish Radio.

  • An internal investigation by management at Swedish Radio News has found that several, different mistakes contributed to the errors and new routines will be put in place to prevent such mistakes in the future.