About the Freedom on the Internet Blog

On the Freedom on the Internet blog you can folllow Sweden’s work for freedom and security on the internet. Among the authors you find experts on human rights, information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) and security policy.

Freedom and security on the internet is one of the top priority areas in Swedish foreign policy. This is reflected in Sweden’s efforts in several forums, such as the EU, the UN Human Rights Council, the Council of Europe and the OECD. The development dimension in particular, with an emphasis on increased accessibility to the internet, is central to Sweden’s efforts. The importance of the internet for development was also a main theme of the resolution on internet freedom that was adopted following a Swedish initiative by the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year.

On 22–23 May 2013, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, together with Sida and the Internet Infrastructure Foundation (.SE), is organising the second Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development (SIF13). The first Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF12) was held in April this year.

Latest posts

Sweden in the UK


Goodbye Britain

29 August 2016 at 19:24

After six wonderful years in Britain my term as ambassador has come to…

Schweden in Deutschland


Der letzte Blogeintrag

24 July 2015 at 15:22

Das ist mein letzter Blogeintrag. Meine Zeit als Botschafter geht zu Ende und…

Sweden in Greece

photo: Robin Pettersson

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09 June 2015 at 09:15


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Sweden in Poland


“We are here”

28 October 2014 at 18:22

I have just returned from POLIN – the Museum of the History of…