Dark image of Sweden in crisis - nothing about Sweden in the world

Sweden must be given priority, the Sweden Democrats' party leader Jimmie Åkesson in his Almedal speech. The picture is from 2017. Photo: News Oresund (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Alice Agneus, Marika Ploman and Sofia Brännström

When Jimmie Åkesson talks about external issues, it is about migration. How Sweden should act in the world or in collaboration with other states is not mentioned in his Almedal speech. Sweden must be prioritized and "hold together" - among other things through a tough criminal policy.

July 8, 2019, Analysis

"The Liberals must deliver what is needed to achieve the climate goals"

Nyamko Sabuni gave her first party leadership speech in Almedalen, just a few days after she was elected Liberal party leader.

Of: Alice Agneus, Marika Ploman and Sofia Brännström

Liberal party leader Nyamko Sabuni's premiere speech on the classic Almedalen stage focuses on integration and the trending climate theme. She emphasizes the importance of action and that the liberals should be the green political force, but mentions few concrete political proposals.

July 4, 2019, Analysis

When truth and lies can cost you your life

Many journalists around the world are threatened because of their work. According to Reporters Without Borders, hostility to free media is increasing globally. Photo: Art Comments / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Of: Marika Ploman

The situation for journalists around the world is getting tougher. Political leaders oppress, persecute and prevent reporters in their work and freedom of expression and democracy are threatened in many places. Rowa Alkhatib is one of the many vulnerable journalists who fled their country to save their lives.

July 3, 2019, Report