Maria Hansson Botin. Passionate radio journalist.
Story for the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten about Mahfouz Ould al-Walid, former mufti in al Qaeda and personal spiritual advisor of Osama bin Laden, who was once chased by the US but now lives freely in the open in Mauritania.
Published in 2020. Full story, in Swedish, here: Här lever Usama bin Ladins rådgivare Mahfouz Ould al-Walid i frihet
Story for Svenska Dagbladet about heart transplanted William, whose family is used to live close to death and to whom social distancing has been part of life since before the pandemic.
Published in 2020. Full story, in Swedish, here: Pandemins oväntade följder för hjärtsjuke William
I mainly work with the longer documentary format but also with shorter stories for the radio. Most of the work I do is for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, Sveriges Radio.
For P1 Dokumentär. About the effects of the pandemic on a rural community in Sweden. A conspiracy theorist who doesn't believe the virus to be dangerous but still delivers groceries to those who have self-isolated. A man who fears the loneliness and a priest and his wife who hopes the pandemic will make people realize the benefits of living in the countryside. https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1568716?programid=909
For P3 Dokumentär. https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1460350?programid=2519
For P3 Dokumentär. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/1233568
For P3 Dokumentär. About one of Europes most notorious refugee smugglers. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/1185129
For P3 Dokumentär. About one of the most disastrous fires in Swedish modern history in 1978. When students celebrating graduation gets caught in a fire at a club. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/938141
For P3 Dokumentär. About the accident in 1987 when two passenger trains collide at full speed. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/881595
For P3 Dokumentär. About what happens in a tiny rural village when one of the "bad boys" kills a young girl when he hits her with his cross bike. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/790931
For P3 Dokumentär. About a murder mystery that will take unusual turns in the Swedish judicial system and become the the break through for the organization Missing People. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/721186
For P1 Dokumentär. About an amfetamin addict and dealer trying to go clean and become a better father to his kids. https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/682932
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