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Musikhjälpen (2008)

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.