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.

European Commission

Insight: Promising steps to strengthen media freedom in Europe

The European Commission has presented a recommendation to member states on strengthening the safety of journalists, both online and in everyday life. This is a step in the right direction, writes Cilla Benkö, Director-General and CEO of Swedish Radio.

Swedish Radio VMA

Swedish Radio’s role during crises and emergencies

Public broadcaster Swedish Radio's public alert systems play a critical role during times of crisis and emergency.

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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.

The challenges facing Nordic public media

Nordic countries might score highly in global press freedom rankings but there is no room for complacency when it comes to protecting public media.

podcasts

Podcasts and public media: children’s content

In this edition of our podcast series, we explore the growth in public media podcasts for children and their role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.