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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.

NEWSLETTER | 9 Aug 2017

New Issue of European Media Policy

The August 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 | 12 Jun 2017

Media Pluralism Monitor Report 2016

The Media Pluralism Monitor has examined 30 European countries and finds that none of them is free from risks for media pluralism. The three Nordic countries in the survey – Denmark, Finland and Sweden – are reported as low-risk countries, but with warning signs due to a concentration in media ownership.

NEWS | 18 Apr 2017

Denmark: Timetable for a new media agreement

The Danish Government has set a timetable for the next media policy agreement. Starting in May, citizens, the industry and politicians will be invited to discuss future media content, production and distribution. A new agreement is expected to enter into force at the turn of 2018/2019.

NEWS | 4 Apr 2017

Swedish government wants more diversity in the radio sector

In Sweden, commercial radio permits refer to local broadcasting areas. Nevertheless, over time large radio networks have been created, with MTG and Bauer Media as the current dominating players. The Swedish government has now proposed allowing larger broadcasting areas, in order to promote diversity and competition in the radio field.

NEWS | 21 Mar 2017

Norwegian Commission for Media Pluralism delivers its final report

On March 7th, the Commission for Media Pluralism presented its final report, “Norwegian media pluralism - a stronger media policy for the public”. It proposes a number of financial measures to ensure media pluralism and quality journalism in Norway, and calls for politicians to speed up their media policy work.

NEWS | 13 Mar 2017

Finnish proposal for support to commercial TV news

A Finnish working group appointed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications suggests financial support to commercial TV news broadcasting. They propose a three-year support programme for commercial TV channels with a programme licence to operate a public interest channel.

NEWSLETTER | 10 Mar 2017

New issue of European Media Policy

The March issue of our European newsletter has been published. You can read it here.

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