The statue of Swedish newspaper publisher Lars Johan Hierta watches over Riddarhustorget in Stockholm’s Old Town. And what a proud inscription: “Lars Johan Hierta, pioneer of a free press and popular government.”

In connection with the International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled ”Swedish Dads” on the wall surrounding the Embassy. Exhibited until the end of April, this fantastic photo series is created by Swedish photographer Johan Bävman, who strived to document Swedish fathers in their daily lives, taking advantage of Sweden’s generous paternity-leave legislation to spend more time with their kids.

Max Martin, one of the world’s most successful producers and songwriters, was awarded the Swedish Government’s 2014 Music Export Prize at a ceremony on 19 March.