Anniversary of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act

Old documents on the Freedom of the Press Act.
Photo: Emre Olgun/National Archives of Sweden

On 2 December 1766, Sweden was the first country in the world to acknowledge the freedom of the press.

Freedom of the press is based on freedom of expression and speech – a cornerstone of most democracies. 

Article on Sweden.se

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