Cilla Benkö Sveriges Radio

Cilla Benkö: The fight for democracy and free speech is a life and death struggle

Swedish Radio's Cilla Benkö, reflects on the threats to journalists and democracy, home and aboard, and the need for them to be protected.

SVT SR

Cilla Benkö: This is how public service media is strengthened

With a new government in place, Swedish Radio's DG, Cilla Benkö, points to the important parts for the upcoming public service investigation.

Cilla Benkö and Jason Rezaian during discussion

#WPFD2022: Threats to independent journalism in democracies around the world

Swedish Radio's Director-General Cilla Benkö gives keynote address at press freedom conference in Washington.

Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio in 2022

2022 will be an intense year. Swedish Radio's CEO Cilla Benkö points out several major efforts that await and the public broadcaster's contribution to the Swedish media landscape.

Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Cilla Benkö: Toxic for society when crime goes unpunished

In nine cases out of ten, around the world, a person who kills a journalist is not punished. Read Cilla Benkö's op-ed calling for an end to impunity for crimes against journalists.

Press and media reporter in broadcasting event

PMA welcomes two new Board members

We warmly welcome Cilla Benkö and Odette Campbell as the newest members of the Public Media Alliance Board.

Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio joins the Public Media Alliance

We are proud to announce that Swedish Radio have become members of the Public Media Alliance (PMA), the largest global association of public broadcasters, with its CEO Cilla Benkö joining the PMA Board.

Cilla & Björn, Swedish Radio

Insight | Impartial media is necessary to avoid parallel realities

Swedish Radio CEO, Cilla Benkö, and Programme Director, Björn Löfdahl, write about the importance of impartial media in light of the polarised debate we have seen in the US in recent times, and in connection with the recent US election.

Cilla Benkö Swedish Radio

Swedish Radio’s Director-General Cilla Benkö: Attacks on journalists in the US show that words can be dangerous

While demonstrations against police violence and racism are sweeping the US, there have been alarming reports of journalists being violently attacked by both police and demonstrators. The ground for these attacks has been laid by frenzied rhetoric, with the media time after time identified as the enemy.

Cilla Benkö Sveriges Radio

Insight | An essential and important role in difficult times

The demand for the latest correct information about corona is high among the public. Cilla Benkö, CEO of Sveriges Radio writes about the continued work to reach listeners with often vital content at the company that must not be silenced.