Media policy

NEWS | 9 Aug 2018

The Danish media agreement is set

In June, Denmark’s new media policy agreement for the next five years was set. The agreement includes, among other things, new public service channels focusing on culture, more money for public service production outside DR (Denmark’s main public service company), and increased support for news media.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

Media policy in Sweden and the EU

What rules must media companies in Sweden follow? In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes the media regulation in Sweden and in the EU.

NEWS | 15 Jun 2018

Future financing of public service in Sweden

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and
UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the Swedish Government’s proposal in its Government Bill "Long-term funding and strengthened independence for public service".

NEWS | 8 Jun 2018

A new issue of European Media Policy is here

Welcome to a new issue of Nordicom's European newsletter. It provides an update on policy developments at the European level on, e.g., EU rules concerning audiovisual media, copyright and telecom.

NEWS | 17 May 2018

The state of cultural policy governance in the Nordic countries

A report investigating cultural policy governance throughout the Nordic region has been published by Kulturanalys Norden. It shows, amongst other things, that the responsibility for cultural policy is increasingly shifting from the national to the regional level.

NEWS | 24 Apr 2018

NRK’s contribution to media diversity analysed

The public service media house NRK makes a positive contribution to media plurality in Norway, and its online operations do not seem to place significant constraints on the market competition. These are the Norwegian Media Authority’s main conclusions in a report presented in April.

NEWS | 19 Apr 2018

Proposal for a new media agreement in Denmark

The Danish Government has presented its proposal for a new media policy agreement. Reduced funding for the current public service institutions, more money to public service production outside DR, and a closedown of the FM radio networks are some of the proposals.

NEWS | 19 Apr 2018

Report: Finland’s media policy lacks a citizen’s perspective

In comparison to the other Nordic countries, Finland has shortcomings in how the citizen's perspective is incorporated into the national media and communications policy. This is pinpointed by a study on media policy in Finland, which asserts that the citizen's perspective should be strengthened through systematic assessment of the development in different policy areas.

NEWS | 29 Mar 2018

New media subsidy scheme suggested in Sweden

The Swedish government has suggested platform-neutral media subsidies, aiming to strengthen local journalism. Over a transitional period, the current press subsidy system will run parallel to the new scheme. The proposals are expected to enter into force in early 2019.

NEWS | 12 Mar 2018

European Media Policy – the March issue

A tougher approach against hate speech; a rapid decline in media freedom in Europe; and possible threats to EU net neutrality rules. Read our newsletter for an update on media policy developments at the European level.

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