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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.

NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

Literacy in a Digital World

Friday the 8th of September 2017 is International Literacy Day, this year it’ll be celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. In honour of the day we’re highlighting some of our recent publications focusing on media literacy in a digital world. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

UNESCO study: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is the name of a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO. It examines the risks and challenges confronting the safety and privacy of journalistic sources in the new digital environment. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Global journalism research collected on one site

Can all global journalism research be captured on one site? The Journalism Research News Project mines the Internet for news about recent international research, and collects it in one place. Launched in 2015 in Finland, it has presented almost 1500 articles so far.

PUBLICATIONS | 14 Jun 2017

Being Old in the Age of Mediatization

Nordicom Review special issue A new special issue of Nordicom Review is out. This special issue examines media dynamics in the lives of older people and how these dynamics influence the perceptions of old age, ageing and older people.

 

NYHET | 9 May 2017

Call for chapters proposal: “Digital parenting"

The book Digital parenting: the challenges for families in the digital age focuses on the opportunities and challenges of digital media for families and changing parenting practices. 

EVENT | 5 May 2017

Digital Culture and Society Conference in Shanghai

Every second year, the Nordic Center in Shanghai is arranging a conference, providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to meet. This year’s conference will take place on October 19 – 20, 2017 and the theme is “Digital Culture and Society".  As a member university, those affiliated with the University of Gothenburg gets a discount on the participation fee.  

NEWS | 2 May 2017

World Press Freedom Index 2017

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index. Four Nordic countries top the list, but Finland slipped down from its number one position to third place due to political pressure on the national public service company YLE. Seen to the world’s global score, media freedom is under threat now more than ever.

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