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NEWS | 9 Apr 2018

State of the Nordic Region 2018

A new report from the Nordic Council of Ministers presents facts and figures about the Nordic region. Besides core facts on demography, economics, education, etc., the report also highlights the digitalisation and cultural habits in the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 5 Mar 2018

Fake news has not broken the Danes' trust in the media

Despite a major focus on “fake news” last year, the Danes still have great trust in the Danish news media. This is one of the points made in Media Development 2017, the annual report on electronic media use in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department.

NEWS | 7 Feb 2018

Changes in Danish households’ media expenses

A new analysis from the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces shows that in 2016, Danish households spent much more money on audiovisual media than on text media. The amount of money spent on text media – newspapers, magazines and books – has almost halved in ten years.

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 | 30 Nov 2017

The Swedes and the Internet 2017

Swedish pensioners are online to an increasing extent. Younger Swedes, however, use the Internet more often than older Swedes. This year, the survey The Swedes and the Internet from the Internet Foundation in Sweden shows for the first time that a majority (56 per cent) of people over 75 years old use the Internet.

NEWS | 23 Nov 2017

The Danes are using fewer social media platforms

It seems like the Danes no longer need to be active across social media platforms; an increasing number of Danish social media users are only active on one platform. 

NEWS | 18 Oct 2017

Nordic capital cities top lists of internet use

The people of the Nordic capital city regions are Europe’s most avid internet users. This is according to new statistics from Eurostat, comparing the internet development in over 200 European regions.

NEWS | 11 Sep 2017

Finland: Reports review Yle’s online local news

Public service companies’ news online cannot be proven to have any harmful effect on the commercial media market. This conclusion can be found in a Finnish report on a review of Yle's regional online news activities in relation to the newspaper market. The authors’ conclusion is based on a number of Nordic studies on the possible impact of public service content.

NEWS | 31 Aug 2017

Digital News Report 2017

People in the Nordic countries are among Europe’s most avid users of smartphones for reading news online. They are also the most willing to pay for online news. These are some of the findings in the Digital News Report 2017 from the Reuters Institute.

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