I am Christopher Aqurette, the Swedish writer who keeps this diary of notable news stories. I was born in May 1972 at Höllviken, a coastal village on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula. After education at a sixth-form college in England and two decades of freelance work in Stockholm and Amsterdam, I now head a health organization and live with my husband in Malmö, Sweden’s third-largest city and a major port situated on the Sound opposite the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
I earned my Master of Arts from the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University. As a Liberal Jew committed to the whole gamut of civil liberties and human rights, I have devoted most of my academic work to Jewish philosophy and religious freedom.
I have written articles for several publications, and I was one in a small group of people who, in 1995, founded QX, Scandinavia’s leading gay publication. In April 2000, I bought my very own domain name and began to publish myself online. It took me about five years to decide what to make of my website, but then, in August 2005, I launched the news diary.
My website is registered with the Swedish Broadcasting Authority. I can therefore grant my sources absolute anonymity. If you provide me with information and request to be anonymous, Swedish law prohibits me from ever disclosing your identity to anyone.