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NEWS | 9 Jul 2018

Sweden: Stable media trust, but cracks in the facade

In Sweden, there is a clear divergence in media trust and news usage between different groups in society. These are some of the findings in a new research anthology, which points to an increased polarisation, but also an underlying long-term stability in Sweden. 

NEWS | 3 May 2018

Fighting Fakes – The Nordic Way

“Fake News” understood as propaganda, lies, disinformation and fake factory stories are serious threats to our democracies. The Nordic Council of Ministers is now launching a booklet on how to counter so-called “fake news".

NEWS | 10 Apr 2018

New report advises EU on how to counter fake news

Cover: The final report of the high level expert groupA new report from the European Commission presents advice on how to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. 

 

PUBLICATIONS | 31 Jan 2018

Freedom of Expression in the Digital Media Culture

In the national SOM-survey that was reported last year, it was shown that Swedes considered protecting people’s integrity more important than free speech.  Nordicom is now publishing the book "Freedom of Expression in the Digital Media Culture", which investigates the position of free speech in our digital society. 

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 | 5 Dec 2017

Continuing decline in Internet freedom

A new report from Freedom House shows that, in 2017, Internet freedom declined for the seventh consecutive year. Governments’ manipulation of social media is one explanation for this decline. Iceland and Estonia top the list of countries with high Internet freedom.

NEWS | 4 Dec 2017

Media Freedom Navigator compares media freedom indices worldwide

Media Freedom Navigator is a website developed by the German DW Akademie, where the users themselves, through navigating an interactive world map, can compare global press and development indices. 

NEWS | 14 Nov 2017

The status of free speech in the world

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development front page Increase in online hate speech, the spreading of unverified “fake news” and continuing threats to journalists physical and digital safety. That’s some of the challenges that the changing media landscape have brought, according to the new UNESCO report World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development. 

PUBLICATIONS | 16 Oct 2017

Launching the anthology Negotiating Journalism

Transnational research on journalistic core values, press freedom and freedom of speech, that’s some of the main topics of the new research anthology Negotiating Journalism. Core Values and Cultural Diversities. The book launch will be held in connection with the conference Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues in Oslo.

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