The Press: Censorship Over Sweden

Sweden has had a free press for 174 years, guaranteed by one of the most liberal constitutions in the world. The Free Press Statute of 1812, Magna Charta of Swedish journalism, is one of the four basic laws of Sweden. It gives every citizen the right to publish what he pleases, makes censorship of any kind illegal.

Ever since the rise of Adolf Hitler, Germany has been throwing knives at Sweden's press, bludgeoning at Swedish officials to make them muzzle the newspapers. Prince Viktor zu Wied, German Minister in Stockholm, calls almost daily at...

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