Ministry of CultureSvenska
Mandate to facilitate direct subtitling of TV programmes
The Government today instructed the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority to conduct a pilot project on converting speech to text. This would allow direct subtitling of TV programmes.
"There are some 1.3 million hearing impaired people in Sweden. That is almost 14 per cent of the population and, like everyone else, they have the right to understand what is being said on television. It is therefore significant and very gratifying that SVT and UR may soon be able to easily provide direct subtitling of their Swedish programmes," says Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
Cultural affairs counsellors visit Sweden
On 16-17 June, all posted counsellors for cultural affairs gathered in Stockholm for a counsellors' meeting at the Ministry of Culture. As part of the meeting, the counsellors presented their ongoing projects for other colleagues at the Ministry. The projects differ greatly from country to country, and the presentations illustrated the broad activities conducted by the counsellors around the world. The counsellors were also updated on issues currently in focus at the Ministry. In addition, the meeting included presentations by the Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish Institute, and concluded with a visit to Moderna Museet.
Rebecka Nolmark new Director-General of Swedish Exhibition Agency
The Government today appointed Rebecka Nolmark as new Director-General and head of the Swedish Exhibition Agency. Ms Nolmark will take up her post on 1 September 2014. The appointment is for six years.
"I am happy that we were able to recruit Rebecka Nolmark. She has very good and broad experience of change and development processes related to museums, which is valuable for the further development of the agency," says Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
17 May 2014
The revised MU Agreement now signed
09 June 2014
Frida Jakobsson new Press Officer for Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth
Counsellors for Cultural Affairs
The overall task of Swedens's Counsellors for Cultural Affairs posted abroad is to promote the role of culture in contacts with other countries and to encourage cultural dialogue. Cultural Affairs Counsellors are currently stationed at Sweden's embassies in Berlin, London, Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing and Washington, and at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels. There is also a combined post of Head of the Swedish Cultural Centre in Paris and Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy in Paris.