New Director General for the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media Appointed

The Swedish government has appointed Magnus Larsson as Director General for the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM. He takes up his duties on September 1st.

Magnus Larsson is currently the Director General of the Swedish Agency for Press, Radio, and TV. Before that he was the Director of the Review Board for Radio and Television, as well as acting Director General of the Radio and TV Authority. He has a law degree from Uppsala University and has served as associate judge of appeal among other things at the National Court of Appeal.

 

The current Director General Roland Esaiasson retires from office on August 31.

 

The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, MTM, is under the administration of the Ministry of Culture. MTM's mandate is to ensure that all persons with reading impairments can access literature and daily newspapers through media appropriate to them. Important responsibilities include the production and distribution of audio books, Braille books, easy read literature and accessible newspapers.

 

MTM's mission is to be a national knowledge centre for accessible media. A large and important part of that is the research and development of new technologies for production and reading.

MTM is one of the Full Members of the DAISY Consortium.

 

For further information please contact:

  • Renée Jardland, deputy Director General, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, Phone: +46 8-580 02 716, e-mail: renee.jardland(at)mtm.se
  • Camilla Batal, Director of Communications, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, Phone: +46 8-580 02 824, e-mail: camilla.batal(at)mtm.se