Media policy

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.

NEWS | 17 Jan 2017

Financing of Swedish public service should be investigated

The Swedish Government has assigned a parliamentary committee to review alternatives for public funding of the public service media. The inquiry will report by November 17, 2017.

NEWS | 17 Jan 2017

How should Norwegian public service be financed in the future?

The Norwegian Government has proposed a platform-neutral media fee for the future financing of NRK, the Norwegian public service company. It also suggests financial support to a single operator for broadcasting commercial public service television.

NEWS | 16 Dec 2016

Update of AVMSD: Role of National Regulators Contentious Issue

During the autumn the new rules for audiovisual media services proposed in May by the EU Commission were debated in the Council and the European Parliament’s Culture Committee. The role of national regulators, advertising rules and the new “quotas” for European works in on-demand services seem to be tricky issues. This is reported in the latest issue of Nordicom's European Media Policy newsletter.

Media Policy | Europe | 6 Dec 2016

New Issue of European Media Policy

Welcome to a new issue of our newsletter European Media Policy, providing an up-date on policy developments at the European level.

NEWS | 2 Dec 2016

Media VAT in the Nordic countries

In a new proposal, the European Commission suggests identical rules for value-added tax (VAT) on print and digital papers and books. Norway abolished VAT on digital news in March this year, but what is the situation in the other Nordic countries? Nordicom has mapped the VAT rates for the media sectors in the five Nordic countries.

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