Sweden-Saudi arms factory scandal: "Arms Export Control" Authority participated in the secret negotiations. Called by Defence Minister

Important update, 8/3: Former FOI Research Director Dick Sträng accuses today Swedish Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors of “not telling the truth” about the FOI project in Saudi Arabia. Dick Sträng’s statements today’s in Dagens Nyheter (“Tolgfors talar inte sanning om projektet“): “The Defence Ministry had been informed about the project to help Saudi Arabia to…

Expressen’s “Press Awards”. By Traci Birge

Submitted article In The Future Life of Glauco Marino. Second Part.  Ferrada de Noli.  Ink on metal-coated paper. Rome 1974 Traci Birge is an American scholar, nowadays living in Finland. She advocates transparency and evidence-based journalism. Among other things, Traci has worked in Sweden as a researcher and in Kenya as a consultant for the…

WikiLeaks releases statement on recent fabricated stories in the Swedish Press

Professors blog has in the last days published several analyses (i, ii, ii, iv) on the media campaign implemented in Sweden against the organization WikiLeaks. The said campaign has been mainly focused in ad-hominem attacks against the WikiLeaks founder, journalist Julian Assange. Expressen’s editor-in-chief Thomas Mattsson has responded, among other, by requesting to Wikilekas in…

Sweden’s FOI publicly slandering Assange & WikiLeaks while in secret help building missile factory for Saudi Arabia dictatorship

FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency – subordinated to the Ministry of Defence of “Neutral” Sweden, is now reported of helping in complete secrecy – totally behind the Swedish public and Parliament (according to declarations of Vänster Party‘s chairman Jonas Sjöstedt) – the building of a missile factory on behalf of the notorious dictatorship in…

Indicting Julian Assange represents a dramatic assault on Free Speech, journalists, and the public right to know. By Jennifer Robinson

Professor blog proudly presents a new outstanding contribution by Jennifer Robinson, the acclaimed London-based media and human rights lawyer. She also is a legal adviser of journalist and publisher Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks – organization recently awarded the Walkley Award for most outstanding contribution to journalism. Jennifer Robinson treats in her column important…