Media policy

NEWS | 19 Nov 2018

European Media Policy – the November issue

This year's third issue of our newsletter European Media Policy is out. Read about the fight against disinformation, regulation for tech giants, the EU Copyright Reform, reduced VAT rates on electronic publications, and more.

NYHET | 19 Nov 2018

Media reporting: facts, nothing but facts?

What rules and initiatives exist to help ensure the accuracy and objectivity of news and current affairs reporting? A new report maps the regulatory framework on the European level and in eleven countries, including Finland.

NEWS | 16 Nov 2018

Continuing decline in global Internet freedom

In 2018, Internet freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year, according to the annual assessment by Freedom House.  Worst is the situation in China, while Iceland and Estonia top the list of countries with high Internet freedom.

NEWS | 3 Oct 2018

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

The consumption of media and news is becoming increasingly digital. The new media landscape and the changing media habits are also affecting the media policy level. Read more in Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 26 Sep 2018

New public service contract in Denmark: Drastic changes for DR

In Denmark, a new public service contract establishes DR's public service goals for the next five years. Fewer channels, a more streamlined content, and a stop for long articles online are parts of the contract. Moreover, large budget cuts mean around 400 job losses.

NEWS | 13 Sep 2018

New media policy guidelines in Finland

The Finnish Government has taken a decision on a new media policy programme, aiming to strengthen media diversity, journalism and media literacy – and to safeguard democracy and freedom of speech.

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Nationwide commercial radio starts in Sweden

As the last Nordic country, Sweden now has nationwide commercial radio channels. The three companies that have been granted licences to broadcast throughout the country are Bauer Media, NRJ and NENT Group (MTG).

NEWS | 29 Aug 2018

The European legal framework for video-sharing platforms

This new report analyses how European legislation handles video-sharing platforms (such as YouTube and DailyMotion),  how their role and responsibilities are defined, and where European legislation is heading in adapting to these new players. From the European Audiovisual Observatory.

NEWS | 21 Aug 2018

Proposals for public service broadcasting remit 2020–2029

Public service activities on digital platforms should be clarified and public service companies become more important for local journalism in less covered areas, as proposed  by the Swedish Public Service Committee in its final report.

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