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Conference | 25 Aug 2016


The biannual NordMedia conference is arranged by the Nordic media research associations in cooperation with Nordicom and the host university. The conference was first arranged in Oslo in 1973, and has ever since been arranged by the Nordic countries in turn.

The NordMedia 2017 conference - the 28th - is hosted by University of Tampere between August 17th to 19th. The theme is 'Mediated Realities – Global Challenges'. .

The conference website is under construction.



NEWS | 25 Aug 2016

Digital News Report 2016

An increasing move to mobile phones, growing importance of social media for news, and a reluctance to pay for news online. These are some of the findings in the Digital News Report 2016, covering 26 countries including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

NordForsk | 25 Aug 2016

Open access in the Nordic countries

A new report from NordForsk presents the status of open access to research data in the Nordic countries, the EU and internationally.

NEWS | 10 Aug 2016

Finland, Sweden and Norway among the world's best digital performers

Three Nordic countries – Finland, Sweden and Norway – are among the most digital-savvy countries in the world; only Singapore ranks higher. This is reported by the World Economic Forum.

Research Journals | 4 Jul 2016

National research journals in the Nordic countries

Social Media and Political Communication, Social Media and Audience Participation, Bourdieu and the Media, and Journalism as an Industry are topics covered in the latest editions of some national scientific journals in the Nordic region.

NEWS | 30 Jun 2016

The Nordic countries increasingly mobile - Finland at the top

Iceland has the highest number of IPTV subscriptions per capita, Sweden has the most high-speed broadband subscriptions and Finland is at the top when it comes to mobile services. At the same time, data volume over mobile networks is increasing rapidly throughout the Nordic region. This is shown in a report from the Nordic telecom authorities.


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.



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