Culture, the media, sports

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Culture

The Riksdag approved new cultural policy objectives in 2009. Culture is to be a dynamic, challenging and independent force based on the freedom of expression. Everyone is to have the opportunity to participate in cultural life. Creativity, diversity and artistic quality are to be integral parts of society's development.

Media

The objective of media policy is to support freedom of expression, diversity, the independence and accessibility of the media, and to counteract harmful elements in the media. Media policy covers radio, TV, daily press and film, among other things.

Sports

State support for sport is based on a child rights perspective and aims to support activities that help to develop the interest of children and young people in physical exercise and sport, enable everyone to engage in sport and physical exercise, and to actively combat doping in sport. The "Boost for Sport" initiative amounts to SEK 500 million annually and aims to create new opportunities for Swedish sport to develop its activities on its own terms and under to its own conditions.

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