Maddy Savage

BBC reporter London

Maddy Savage appears in the following:

Swedish Government Rethinks COVID-19 Containment Strategy

Sunday, November 29, 2020

While much of Europe locked down to stop the coronavirus from spreading, Sweden relied largely on voluntary social distancing measures. Now as infections rise, the government is reconsidering.


Coronavirus Around The World: Brazil, Israel, Sweden

Saturday, July 11, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with reporters in Sweden, Brazil and Israel to hear about how those countries are currently experiencing the coronavirus pandemic.


Frontman Behind Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy Regrets High Death Toll

Saturday, June 06, 2020

When the coronavirus hit Europe, Sweden did not lock down its economy. With the death toll exceeding that in neighboring countries, the epidemiologist behind Sweden's strategy is expressing regret.


Can Artificial Intelligence Make The Hiring Process More Fair?

Monday, April 08, 2019

One of Sweden's biggest recruiters plans to use Artificial Intelligence-powered robots to conduct job interviews as a way to curb bias in the hiring process.


Sweden Has Come Up With An Unusual Way To Encourage Entrepreneurship

Monday, February 18, 2019

Workers in Sweden have the right to take six-months unpaid leave if they want to start their own business. It's one of the reasons why Sweden is a leading country for startups.


Sweden's Cashless Experiment: Is It Too Much Too Fast?

Monday, February 11, 2019

In Sweden, few people use cash anymore. Most people pay by card, online or with digital apps, and that trend is spurring a new debate on whether going cashless is fair for everyone.


After Months Of Struggle, Sweden Forms A New Government

Friday, January 18, 2019

Four months after an election dominated largely by the issue of immigration, Sweden has a government. Social Democrats and the prime minister hold on to power while the right-wing party is excluded.


Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

Monday, October 22, 2018

Proponents of the chips say they're safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.


Sweden Prepares For Election With Anti-Immigrant Party Poised For Gains

Sunday, September 02, 2018

As Sweden prepares for its Sept. 9 general election, the rise of a populist right-wing party has changed the political landscape.


British Judge Allows Julian Assange to Post Bail

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Julian Assange was in court again this morning. The WikiLeaks founder is still fighting extradition to Sweden for alleged sex crimes, but today's appearance had more to do with the conditions of his bail. A British judge in a high court heard an appeal from prosecutors, but ruled against the appeal, allowing Assange to be freed from jail for some $317,000 bail. Other stipulations may also apply; the 39-year-old Australian might have to wear an electronic monitoring device, and give up his passport. But he reportedly does plan on leaving his cell for some nicer digs: a 10-room mansion in Essex.   



British Judge Permits Julian Assange to Post Bail

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Julian Assange is expected to be released later today or early tomorrow, after a judge at a High Court in Britain has ruled against an appeal to keep him in prison as he fights extradition to Sweden on sex crime charges. As jubilant Assange supporters cheered outside the courthouse, a spokesman for the WikiLeaks founder said that he still maintained the charges were politically motivated, and designed to distract from the release of WikiLeaks. The BBC's Maddy Savage reports live from outside the courthouse.