Nordic countries


Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition

In recent years there has been widespread concern about the ability of the media to maintain and develop their role as a pillar of democracy. A precondition for a true democracy is well-informed citizens and the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information, and that can only occur where press and internet freedom, media pluralism and independence exist.

NEWS | 29 Apr 2016

Freedom of Speech and Gender Equality Seminar

"Freedom of Speech and Gender Equality - Time for News Media to Step Up" is a Nordic side event on media and gender equality at Unesco’s World Press Freedom Day 2016 in Helsinki. Find more reading on gender and media in the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 25 Apr 2016

World Press Freedom Index 2016

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index. The Nordic countries rank high on the list, but while Finland is the best in the world, Sweden is down from fifth to eighth place. Looking at the world’s total score, there has been a deep decline in respect for media freedom. 

Nordicom-Information | 14 Apr 2016

Journalistikens ekonomiska utmaningar

Man talar om kris i mediebranschen. De traditionella finansieringsmodellerna håller inte längre för att skapa en god och självständig journalistik.

Är journalistik en förutsättning för demokrati? Är den granskande journalistikens tid förbi? Hur ser situationen egentligen ut här i Norden, hur skall man angripa problemet och var finns lösningarna?

Om dessa frågor kretsar detta nummer av Nordicom-Information.

NEWSLETTER | 6 Apr 2016

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic countries

This new issue of Media trends in the Nordic countries reports from a number of Nordic media use surveys, in which both stability and fragmentation, together with young people’s changing media patterns, are key words.

NEWS | 6 Apr 2016

Increasing video-on-demand viewing in the Nordic countries

Viewing of audiovisual content is increasing in the Nordic countries. This is due to a growth in video-on-demand viewing while at the same time the overall consumption of linear TV is quite stable.

NEWS | 30 Mar 2016

Stable radio listening in the Nordic countries

Radio listening is stable in the Nordic region. Some 70-75 per cent of northerners still listen to the radio on the average day, with older people listening more than younger people and public service radio accounting for the largest share of listening. These are some of the results from the official 2015 radio measurements in the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 24 Mar 2016

Greenland: Viewing and listening survey 2015

Nine of ten Greenlanders watch television on a daily or near-daily basis, while more than eight of ten listen to the radio. Nearly all Greenlanders use the public service broadcaster KNR’s TV, radio or online services. This is shown in a media use survey for 2015.

EVENT | 16 Mar 2016

Nordic Panel: Fighting Sexism and Hate Speech Online

Gender-based hate speech is a backlash and a threat to women’s presence in the public debate. That’s why sexism online is an issue of democracy. On March 18th, during an event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, an expert Nordic panel will discuss the available strategies for combatting sexist online bullying.

NEWS | 14 Mar 2016

Young people's media use in the Nordic countries

Media use is becoming increasingly fragmented, which is particularly evident among the young. A study initiated by Nordvision now shows that changes in young people's media habits follow the same pattern throughout the Nordic region.



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