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NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Nationwide commercial radio starts in Sweden

As the last Nordic country, Sweden now has nationwide commercial radio channels. The three companies that have been granted licences to broadcast throughout the country are Bauer Media, NRJ and NENT Group (MTG).

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Four reports on media and cultural habits in Sweden

The consumption of media and culture is becoming increasingly digital, and the generation gaps increasingly clear. And looking at media and culture habits combined, one can see connections between them. Four new reports, all published this summer, reveal the consumption of media, news and culture in Sweden.

PUBLIKATIONER | 27 Aug 2018

Sweden needs a national policy for MIL

It is time that Sweden, just like many other countries, develop a national policy framework to strengthen media and information literacy (MIL) among the citizens. Ulla Carlsson, Professor and UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression at the University of Gothenburg has submitted a knowledge overview to the government containing suggestions and actions on how to increase MIL. 

NEWS | 21 Aug 2018

Proposals for public service broadcasting remit 2020–2029

Public service activities on digital platforms should be clarified and public service companies become more important for local journalism in less covered areas, as proposed  by the Swedish Public Service Committee in its final report.

NEWS | 11 Jul 2018

Media and information literacy – a question of democracy

On May 30, the UNESCO Professorship at the University of Gothenburg and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO organised a conference to discuss and find models to promote media and information literacy based on a democratic perspective. 

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 | 21 Jun 2018

Media policy in Sweden and the EU

What rules must media companies in Sweden follow? In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes the media regulation in Sweden and in the EU.

NEWS | 15 Jun 2018

Future financing of public service in Sweden

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and
UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the Swedish Government’s proposal in its Government Bill "Long-term funding and strengthened independence for public service".

NEWS | 4 Jun 2018

European study: Large divergence in media trust

 Most Europeans consider the news media to be important to society, but the level of media trust differs by both country and populist leaning. A new study from the Pew Research Center reveals the news habits in eight European countries, including Denmark and Sweden.

PUBLICATIONS | 23 May 2018

Some results from the Media Barometer 2017

The Swedish Media Barometer is an annual survey that analyses daily media use on different platforms among Swedish population. Here are some results from the the 2017 survey. 

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