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Stories about Sweden

18 April 2012

Sweden: Culture Minister in ‘Racist Cake’ Art Controversy

The Swedish Culture Minister's tasting of the controversial 'Painful Cake', representing the body of an African woman, at an art exhibition preview in Stockholm has provoked online reactions over alleged...

15 April 2012

Sweden: Visiting Rinkeby, Stockholm's Immigrant Ghetto

The Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sweden is famous for its high concentration of immigrants. Curious outsiders have documented their visits.

14 March 2012

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

15 January 2012

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia and Latin America,...

28 December 2011

Ethiopia: Swedish Journalists Handed 11-Year Prison Sentence

An Ethiopian court handed prison sentences of 11 years on Tuesday 27 December to Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, two Swedish journalists accused of supporting terrorism in the country.

23 December 2011

Ethiopia: Swedish Journalists Found Guilty of Terrorism Charges

The verdict against two Swedish journalists, Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, detained in Ethiopia has caused strong reactions from defenders of press freedom. The judge in the case has called...

22 October 2011

Ethiopia: Netizens Shine Spotlight on Trial of Swedish Journalists

The trial of two Swedish journalists accused of terrorism in Ethiopia after being detained during a battle between government troops and rebels started on Tuesday. The story has become a...

13 September 2010

Global: If there is no water, there is no life

The Twentieth gathering for the World Water Week (WWW) took place in Sweden's Capital Stockholm from the 5th to the 11th of September 2010 with the theme The Water Quality...

30 March 2010

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an...

21 December 2009

Video: Impressions from the Climate Change Conference

We bring you some video impressions from people at the Climate Change Conference that took place during the first weeks of December in Copenhagen, Denmark. From protests, to dances, arts...

3 December 2009

Young Leaders from Sweden and Middle East in Dialogue

Last month, the Swedish Institute in Paris hosted a meeting of 26 young people from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Sweden to improve dialogue between opinion...

29 September 2009

Egypt: Another journalist to be deported

"Your name [is] on the computer." With those words Cairo-based Swedish journalist and blogger Per Bjorklund is being turned away from the Cairo Airport, where he landed a few hours...

29 August 2009

Arab World: Young People Gather to Learn Social Media Tools

Young people from eight Arab countries and Sweden met last May to learn certain leadership and organizational skills, and how to use the tools of social media to advance social...

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