Expo receives donation for a major report on xenophobia
Press Release • Aug 12, 2011 09:07 BST
The Expo Foundation intends to issue a comprehensive report on the anti-Muslim world in the Scandinavia. This is possible thanks to a donation from blogger Calle Schulman and gaming company Paf.
The money from Calle Schulman and Paf charity blog Schulmania comes very handy.
- Expo is not a rich foundation and the donation from Schulman and Paf enables us to do an essay on the anti-Muslim movement, whose ideas today are represented in both elected assemblies and on the Internet, says Alex Bengtsson, Education manager at the Expo Foundation.
Calle Schulman and Paf have previously donated money to smaller organizations and the focus has been on the receiver that works for underprivileged children.
- Expo work hard, volunteer and tirelessly towards that kind of extremism that led up to the events in Norway. Expo needs all the money they can get to spread their knowledge. And it is very important to Paf by me and the readers are doing what we can to ensure that such things never happen again, says Schulman.
How much Expo get when the month of August added up is still unclear. The amount is based on unique visits on Calle Schulman blog Schulmania. No previous recipients have received less than 30 000 SEK.
- Given the events in Norway, we might break the record this month. People who want to support efforts to combat xenophobia will surely visit the blog. Many will find that Calle's blog is really fun to follow, which means more money for good causes to come, says Paf's press officer Anders Sims.
Expo's report will be released later this fall, but before then, Expo will release a booklet with explanations of the concept and ideas that the anti-Muslim movement uses.
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.