France celebrates each year, on 10 May, the end of slavery

It was the last President Jacques Chirac who decided upon this date – the day when the Parliament voted for a law, Loi Taubira, in 2001, that confirmed France’s guilt in the international slave-market.

Freedom of the Press

Sweden was the world’s first country to install freedom of the press in our constitution, in 1766, some 250 years ago. That event was celebrated at Stockholm’s Cultural Centre (Kulturhuset) with Reporters without Borders who distributed their yearly prize. The same day, two acclaimed Swedish journalists presented their project together with the NGO War Child.