This year, UNESCO’s Memory of the World Day was celebrated on September 28 by recognizing Sweden’s latest contribution to this list – the 1766 Freedom of the Press Ordinance. The legislation was a world first and gave the right to express oneself freely and to have access to public documents. Since 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has an archive on this list in the form of Emanuel Swedenborg’s personal archive.
UNESCO’s Memory of the World aim to draw attention to the written cultural heritage. The celebration of the latest addition the Freedom of Press Ordinance was recognized with a program at the National Archives in Gothenburg, which can be viewed at the following link.
You can read about the Memory of the World program here.