Media policy

NEWS | 5 Mar 2018

Nordic media policy inquiries – find the reports here

Are you interested in media policy in the Nordic region? Nordicom’s compilations of government reports in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden provide links to public media inquiries over several decades.

NEWS | 12 Dec 2017

Media issues on the Nordic agenda 2018

During Sweden’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, media issues will have an important place on the Nordic agenda. Focus will be on empowering children and young people as conscious media users and countering disinformation on the Internet. 

NEWS | 7 Dec 2017

Free report on European advertising law

A new report from the Audiovisual Observatory deals with the European regulatory framework for advertising, sponsorship and product placement in the media. Focus is on the ongoing revision of the AVMS directive and what the future may hold.

NEWS | 5 Dec 2017

Researchers map the Finnish and Swedish media landscapes

Finland's Media Landscape and The Swedish Media Landscape – these are two books with the same concept, written by Nordic media researchers, and published almost simultaneously in Finland and Sweden. Both are examples of publications documented by Nordicom during 2017.

NEWSLETTER | 29 Nov 2017

New issue of European Media Policy

The November issue of Nordicom's newsletter European Media Policy is out. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

NEWS | 1 Nov 2017

Global players’ impact on the Danish media market

The Danish media companies have lost their impact on the media market development. Instead, global giants like Google and Facebook are setting the terms – and taking care of the money. This is reported in a study of the global players' impact on the Danish media industry.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2017

Swedish proposal: New funding model for public service

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the proposal of a Swedish parliamentary committee, assigned to review the public service funding system.

NEWS | 11 Sep 2017

Finland: Reports review Yle’s online local news

Public service companies’ news online cannot be proven to have any harmful effect on the commercial media market. This conclusion can be found in a Finnish report on a review of Yle's regional online news activities in relation to the newspaper market. The authors’ conclusion is based on a number of Nordic studies on the possible impact of public service content.

NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

The Swedish public service inquiry: part 2

The Swedish Government has assigned a parliamentary committee to overhaul the terms for public service broadcasters, who will face a new license period from January 2020. This is a supplementary directive to an inquiry launched in autumn 2016.

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