Peter Forsskal: Thoughts on Civil Liberty
  'Press Freedom 250 Years Freedom of the Press and Public Access to Official Documents in Sweden and Finland – a living heritage from 1766' has now been published in English. Chapter 2 is entitled 'Peter Forsskål – the freedom to write and the Principle of Public Access to Official Documents, by Ere Nokkala; chapters 1 and 12 are by members of Project Forsskal, Jonas Nordin and Helena Jaderblom.
  Luonnon Tutkija (the membership-publication of the Societas Biological Fennica Vanamo ) 2017:2 - pages 64-73:
  Rautiala, M. 2017: Petter Forsskålin kirjat - tienviitat tutkijantaipaleella. - Luonnon Tutkija 121: 64-73., translated freely as ‘Peter Forsskål’s books - beacons on his scientific journey.’
  Peter Forsskål - Genius of the Swedish Enlightenment
  Censur och liknande ingrepp mot tryckta skrifter
  Carl Gustaf Spangenberg
  UNESCO event initiates a book exploring 250 years history of Freedom of Information law
  The Legacy of Peter Forsskål - 250 Years of Freedom of Expression (Nordicom 2017)
  Editors: Ulla Carlsson, David Goldberg
  Based on a presentation given at the OSCE Round table on Free Press, Vienna, 2016
  Dr. Hamdan Dammag, "Peter Forsskal: The Combative Young Scientist and the Undiscovered Pioneer of Civil Rights"
  Arrafid, Issue 244, April 2016, pp: 124-130. 
  Click here (PDF File)
  Finnish Broadcasting Company - Interview with Ere Nokkala and Marjatta Rautiala
  The point was to argue that in Finland Forsskål has been undeservedly left in the shadow of Chydenius while abroad he is getting more and more attention.
  To explain the title: "Hopefully the same does not happen to Peter Forsskål as happened to Kimmo Timonen"
Harri Alanne draws a parallel between Forsskål and Ice hockey player Kimmo Timonen. Timonen (40) retired last year after having won the Stanley cup with Chicago Blackhawks. Timonen got no official recognition in Finland. About a week ago Timonen was invited with his team to the White House, where Barack Obama praised him as "an unsung hero" of the team.
  Stadtarchiv Göttingen - Peter Forsskål (1732 - 1763)
  (Click on "F" for Forsskål)
  Peter Forsskål Commemorative Stamp
  Forsskal Stamp 1979
  Commemorative postage stamp issued by the Finnish Post Office with Forsskål's portrait and the title page of the
  Tankar om borgerliga friheten.
  There is a Forsskålsgatan (Forsskål Street) in Stockholm:
Forsskålsgatan Forsskålsgatan Forsskålsgatan Forsskal Map
      Find it on Google Maps    
  "Peter Forsskål, Natural Scientist and Messenger of the Enlightenment" - article by Prof. Petter Portin, published in the periodical "Tieteessä tapahtuu" ( title in English: Science now), in January 2014, on pages 16-19.
  "Peter Forsskal, explorer, Linneus apostle, natural scientist and advocate of freedom of expression" - David Goldberg article,, 30/01/2012

Family background of Peter Forsskål: Linnean Disciple born in Finland (PDF File: Go to page 34 for relevant article)

  Differences between the original manuscript of Forsskål's Tankar om borgerliga friheten and the printed editions of 1759 and 1792
  The first edition of Peter Forsskål's Tankar om borgerliga friheten (1759) - David J. Shaw
  The second edition of Peter Forsskål's Tankar om borgerliga friheten 1792 (Who published it?)

Draft of a diploma making Peter  Forsskål a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen, drawn up by Georg Christoph Hamberger, the official Secretary of the Academy. Source: Archive of the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen

  Peter Forsskål - kansalaisvapauden puolustaja ja hattuvallan kriitikko - Etusivu > Nro 5 (2012) > Nokkala
Letters which refer to the banning of Forsskal's Thoughts on Civil Liberty:
Links by kind permission of the Swedish Linnaeus Society
Sten Hedberg, PhD (Latin); participant in the Linnaean Correspondence project as editor and translator; assistant director (retired) Uppsala University Library
The University Library at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, holds documents from the archive of the German scholar Carsten Niebuhr.
Manuscript Cod.M.S. KB 314 contains documents relating to the Danish expedition to Arabia Felix during which Peter Forsskål died. Niebuhr was the only survivor of the expedition. The manuscripts have been digitised as
This link gives access to a contents list for the eleven sets of contents of the archive.
The sections relating to Forsskål also have individual links:
Section 8a is a fair copy of the original Swedish version of Forsskål's travel diary (78 folio pages). This was published as Resa till lycklige Arabien: Petrus Forsskåls dagbok 1761-1763, Uppsala, 1950.
Section 8b comprises nine letters and other documents relating to the expedition, mostly in Forsskål's hand.
Section 9 is a Danish translation of Forsskål's travel diary (256 quarto pages).
Section 10 is a German translation of Forsskål's travel diary (147 folio pages), together with a letter by the translator to Niebuhr dated 1776.