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  • The Girl Who Got Tied Down

    The Girl Who Got Tied Down is a documentary In two parts about a girl, “Nora”, whit self-destructive behaviour, who got raped by one of Sweden’s most senior police chiefs while she was placed in residential youth care. The documentary reveals several cases of abuse due to the work of the health service and the police in Sweden. It has created uproar and a great deal of anger. In the wake of The Girl Who Got Tied Down the senior psychiatrist charged with caring for “Nora” has been sacked from the hospital where he worked. The private mental health care company which he owns has lost its contract with the County Council.
  • The Girl Who Got Tied Down

    The Girl Who Got Tied Down is a documentary In two parts about a girl, “Nora”, with self-destructive behaviour, who got raped by one of Sweden’s most senior police chiefs while she was placed in residential youth care. The documentary reveals several cases of abuse due to the work of the health service and the police in Sweden. It has created uproar and a great deal of anger. In the wake of The Girl Who Got Tied Down the senior psychiatrist charged with caring for “Nora” has been sacked from the hospital where he worked. The private mental health care company which he owns has lost its contract with the County Council.
  • The Nightmare

    The story of how Swedish authorities took two small children in protective custody after a single phone call. The children's father was charged with sexual abuse of the children and the mother of complicity in the crimes. Although both parents were totally innocent, their lives, and the lives of the children, turned into a nightmare.
  • IKEA-Made in Sweden

    SVT investigates the structure behind the IKEA company, which had never been done before. What was found was massive wealth from avoiding taxes and secret foundations.
  • The Second Rape

    This is the story about two young rape victims in athe small town of Bjasta in the norther part of Sweden. Although the rapist was convicted, people in the town began to blame the victims. Despite DNA-evidence, almost everyone thinks that the girls are lying.
  • The Swedish Crusade

    The interview of Bishop Richard Williamson led to the most serious conflict between the Jewish and the Catholic communities. In the interview the Bishop denied the existence of the Holocaust, who was excommunicated from the Church. Though, after the Pope lifted this excommunication, criticism of the Pope and the Vatican began. The follow-up revealed that the "persons responsible within the Vatican could have avoided the upcoming crisis, but decided to neglect the information".
  • The Illegal Cod

    "This story uncovered how western companies cooperating with Russian mafia organizations has taken control of the Urssian off-shore fishing fleet and is systematically overfishing the quotas in the Barents Sea, the only place on Earth where there is still a healthy population of cod."
  • Rendition

    The story investigates the CIA's practice of "rendition", the abducting of terrorism suspects in foreign countries and transporting them to countries where they can be interrogated, which sometimes includes torture. The investigation uncovered secret flights by CIA aircraft, the rendition of a suspect from Sweden to Egypt, and the transport of others to Uzbekistan. The report includes an interview with a German citizen who had allegedly been rendered by mistake.
  • The Broken Promise

    TV-4 investigated the use of the N379P airplane and found that it is used to carry suspected terrorists to Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, etc, where they are brutally interrogated. They also uncovered that Sweden has secretly been part of the "extraordinary rendition" operation, which tortures and interrogates "suspects" even though some are eventually freed and cleared of all charges.
  • Mammography: Too Young to Die

    "This work is the result of nine months of investigation and reporting in the United States, Canada and Sweden. The report ultimately exposed how the federal agency charged with this nation's war on cancer has not been telling the truth. KCBS reveals how many American women and physicians have been misled by the National Cancer Institute's policy on mammography. The investigation documents the N.C.I. admitting for the first time, that its mammography policy for women in their forties is a mistake. This series has been credited by members of the U.S. Congress, the American Cancer Society and some of the world's top experts in breast cancer for triggering the first National Institutes of Health hearing into this matter to be held January 21, 1997."