Having worked as a journalist most of my life, I have had the great pleasure of being able to ask anyone anything. This has made me very humble as to different life choices, ways of understanding the world and the impressive power we humans hold – each and every one of us. Lately I have also been fortunate enough to work closely with that, which is the foundation of our possibility to live freely – democracy. Here is a small collection of work-related events.

Some things I’ve been inolved in

Work on the Committee for a strong Democracy in Sweden drew to a close in spring 2022. On the 1st of June, we could present the Minster for Culture Jeanette Gustafsdotter with the results of our work as well as proposals on how to further strengthen democracy in Sweden.

Read the report here.

The cover of our report. Artist: Linnea Blixt.

From the English summary:
“Taken together, the Committee’s proposals contribute to the policy
objective of a living democracy that is sustainable and participatory, and in which opportunities for influence are equal. The proposals are expected to lead to increased knowledge of democracy among the population, better coordination between different democracy-promoting initiatives, a clearer analysis of democracy nationally and in different parts of the country, and attention being paid to challenges to democracy in Sweden. In the long run this could lead to more efficient work against the threats facing the democracy. It is also expected that more government agencies, with different points of departure and target groups, will carry out work that contributes to greater participation in democracy and equal opportunities for influence. Clarifying the democratic mandate of schools is an important part of this. Implementing the proposals will ensure that Swedish democracy remains strong.”

Conference on democracy
In March 2022, we arranged a conference on democracy at the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre. The day was filled to the brim with interesting conversations on a various range of democracy topics as well as dance, poetry and music. Six of the sessions we did are available through UR Play. Click here to find them!

The members of our committée on stage.

At the Göteborg Book Fair 2021, our committée was partnering on the democracy theme. We arranged two talks: How to strengthen democracy and how the pandemic has put democracy to a test.

Helena Jonsson and Naima Mohammed on how to strengthen democracy at the Book Fair in Gothenburg.

Together with Stadsmuseet in Stockholm (Stockholm City Museum) and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond we arranged a series of talks on democracy in october 2020. The talks focused on freedom of demonstration, democratic space, voting rights and so on.
Five sessions with insightful guests can be found here.

Martin Rörby, Astrid Hasselroth, Jenny Björkman talking about democratic space.

Freedom of the press is one of the most important pillars of any democracy. That is why I was so happy to be able to organise these talks on press freedom and its challenges during times of corona and other imminent threats.

It was recorded by UR – where I used to work. Through UR, this important discussion can be used as a basis for teaching about freedom of the press in schools all around the country.

Click on the picture to watch the two programmes that came out of these discussions.

In combining my love for literature with my passion for listening experiences and education, I have produced some children’s books as radio programmes. “Jag håller om trädet när det blåser” by Inger Lindahl, and “Elmer Djurdoktor” by Ulf Stark, were both recorded with the actress Siri Fagerudd.

I also had the privilege of producing a wonderful children’s book by Viveka Sjögren. Working with actor Jarmo Mäkinen was a true pleasure. The book is called “Om du skulle fråga Micha” (If you were to ask Micha) – and is a story about a young child fleeing war and discovering another reality.

With Jarmo Mäkinen, about to record “Om du skulle fråga Micha” by Viveka Sjögren

Nomination to Prix Europa category TV IRIS 2018 for My Sami History

Prix Europa TV IRIS nominering

Happy to be part of one of the jurys as well 🙂


Nomination to the Swedish TV-prize “Kristallen” 2018

Nominering bild bättre kristallen
Min samiska historia, nominated for the biggest Swedish TV-prize! Such a great way to shed light on Sami history in Sweden!

Preview of our new tv-series with the minister of culture in Sweden

Rubrik Östersundstidningen MSH

Promoting the new series on Sami history

UR satsar på samisk historia bild SVT

When I gave a talk on inclusion (in Swedish)

BIld youtube SIS frukostseminarium

When I was interviewed about the terror attack in Stockholm, in German radio.

Utdrag artikel terror in stockholm

Have a look and learn about Roma history in Sweden (in Swedish), tv-programme

Romernas historia play.PNG

“Film i skolan” promotes the Roma history-programs

film i skolan romerna

When I went to Hamburg with the Goethe Institut, to learn about integration “Brücken bauen”

Youtube goethe jag intervjuas

When we went to Nerja for a language series

Sydkusten nerja.PNG
With Joakim Björklund, former soccer star (World Championships -94) in Valencia.

When we went to Austria for another language series

Österrike foto skola
Best team! Thomas Hofer from Austria, me and Merih Ugur from Germany, with two of our interviewees.

When I described our new project about Sami history

SR intervju MSH

When I learned about baseball in Cuba

trailer cuba

When we released our new series about roma history in Sweden

kulturmagasinet blog romerna

When I went to Cuba to shoot Pregunta YA – a language programme for teenagers

Ritmo trailer bild.PNG

When I produced “Alors demande !” in French and met with singer Margaux Avril

Alors demand Avril.PNG

When I produced a programme in German and had to play a Currywurst myself…


When we were in Valencia to shoot the series Pregunta YA: 


When we lived three months in Peru. An Amazing experience 🙂

PERU radioinslag

When I produced an extensive series about German history, and had such fun!
All the programs are in both Swedish and German, and can be viewed with subtitles – it was one of the first try-outs with “radio supported by photos” (and no, that’s not TV 🙂 )

When I was working on a UFO-bit and met with Claes Svahn

UFO blog m bild

When my name was “Bergling” and I worked with stamps 🙂

Kaffe frimärken svd

When we made history and wed a couple on our show at Radio Halland (Sweden)

Radiovigsel bild

When I contributed to “Cosmopolitanism in practice” 😉

Cosmopolitanism in practice

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