Musikhjälpen is a public service format originating in the Netherlands and aiming at raising funds for refugees shortly before Christmas by offering the audience the opportunity to pay for a song request. The first Musikhjälpen in Sweden was held in December 2008 as a collaboration between Sveriges Radio, Sveriges Television and Radiohjälpen. Radio hosts spent a week in a glass cage in central Malmö, taking requests from passers-by and through web and SMS call-in. The event was broadcast live in radio and television.
There was a whole range of side events in connection with Musikhjälpen, and Malmö University researchers and designers among other things convened experiments in street journalism in collaboration with Good World.
Malmö University credits: Erling Björgvinsson, Per-Anders Hillgren, Bo Reimer, Richard Topgaard
Links: read more about the Musikhjälpen experiments on the MCCM website.