Photo: Melker Dahlstrand
Freedom of the Press Act celebrates its 250th anniversary
On 2 December, the Swedish Parliament commemorated the 250th anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act with a special anniversary book and a seminar on freedom of the press and public access to information in Sweden and Finland. The participants in the seminar included the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee on the Constitution, the Minister for Justice Morgan Johansson (Social Democratic Party) and the former president of Finland Tarja Halonen. A number of contributors to the anniversary book also participated in the seminar, including the novelist, journalist and literary critic Agneta Pleijel.