Radio Sweden Monday

Residency permits in exchange for testifying against human traffickers.  The Swedish Migration Minister has a controversial new proposal to fight trafficking.

Public Service, an endangered species?  The new government has shaken the public service media sector.   

And a journalist accustomed to working in the world’s danger zones shares his experiences with us. 

Closing Music: Darin, PERFECT

It’s been called modern slavery. Just to give you an idea, some 1500 girls from Lithuania are held captive as sex slaves every year. They’re lured abroad with promises of jobs but sometimes do end up locked in an apartment in a Stockholm suburb, beaten, drugged and forced into prostitution. Everyone is in agreement that something must be done. But the reactions to a new proposal from Sweden’s Migration Minister Tobias Billström are certainly very mixed. Mark Cummins has the story:

Right after the general election in September, it was revealed that several ministers in the new center-right  hadn’t paid for  television viewing licences. However on the whole Swedes are happy to pay those license fees that keep public service radio and television up and running. But is public broadcasting an endangered species? Azariah Kiros takes an in-depth look at the state of public service media in Sweden today: