Expo magazine awarded Newspaper of the Year
The Swedish Magazine Publisher Association (SMPA) has awarded the Expo magazine "Newspaper of the year" in the category popular press under 50 000 ex. The SMPA is a member of the European Magazine Publishers Federation (FAEP) as well as the International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP). http://sverigestidskrifter.se/in-english
The motivation from the jury:
"Expo has not caught up with time, it is time catching up with Expo. Unfortunately. In a political condition where darkness falls across Europe is Sweden's most ambitious mapping of xenophobic movements more indispensable than ever. The international view, the creation of context and the huge bank of knowledge makes Expo inalienable. "
Daniel Poohl, Editor in Chief, thanked in his speech all nonprofit employees at Expo.
- Without all journalists who spent a lot of commitment and countless hours of their spare time to write for the Expo and provide information on organized racism, this would not have been impossible,"he said after the ceremony.
The Expo Foundation is a privately-owned research foundation founded in 1995 with the aim of studying and mapping anti-democratic, right-wing extremist and racist tendencies in society. The foundation is run on a non-profit basis. The Expo platform safeguards democracy and freedom of speech against racist, right-wing extremist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.
In 1995, the white-power music scene was at its peak and Sweden was the world's largest producer of hate propaganda. The same year, seven people were murdered in Sweden in Nazi-related violence.
The Expo Foundation was established in order to counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people.
The initiative was taken by teachers, journalists and youths. Expo adopted a platform which was to be free from any links to specific parties or political groups, with the following purpose: to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech against racist, anti-Semitic and totalitarian tendencies throughout society.
The foundation is the publisher of Expo magazine. Editor-in-chief is Daniel Poohl.
Reports daily news on the homepage, expo.se.
Maintains the Expo archive, the largest source of information on the extreme right and anti-democratic phenomena in all of Scandinavia.
Lectures and informs on the Swedish and European extreme right for, amongst others, teachers, politicians and journalists.
Carries out continuous research on the extreme right.