ICT / Social media
The Nordics peak in 2017 digital EU index
Denmark, Finland and Sweden are Europe's best-performing countries in digitization, according to the European Commission's digital index of 2017. Norway, not included in the ranking, is at the same high level as its neighbouring Nordic countries.
Quick news fixes are making the Danes dizzy
The DR Audience Research Department annually publishes a report on the use of electronic media in Denmark. Media Development 2016 is now available, and one of its main points is that quick news fixes are making the Danes dizzy.
Internet freedom on decline
Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to a report by Freedom House. Iceland, the only Nordic country in the study, is rated as a global leader in free speech.
Young people’s news consumption in Norway
Nine of ten young Norwegians check out the news every day, often several times a day, and the smartphone stands out as their main source of news. These are some of the results of a survey of young people’s news consumption in a digitized everyday life.
The Swedes and the Internet in 2016
On average, the Swedes use the Internet 24 hours a week, and the Internet has become the most important source of information. This is reported in the “The Swedes and the Internet 2016”, the annual report produced by the Internet Foundation in Sweden (IIS).
Media development in Denmark in 2016 - English summary
The young and elderly populations have moved in opposite directions in traditional media consumption – a decrease for the young and an increase for the elderly. But the elderly are well on the move in using digital media. Read the English summary of the Media Development in Denmark report.
Half the world’s population is still offline
Internet access is approaching saturation in the developed world. At the same time, however, half the world’s population is still offline. Iceland and Finland are world leaders in Internet use and mobile broadband subscriptions, respectively. All this according to the report State of Broadband 2016.
EU study: How do people access media content online?
A new Eurobarometer survey shows how 15- to 45-year-olds use the Internet to access media content. Finland, Denmark and Sweden top the league in using professional streaming services to access music, films and TV series online. Finland and Sweden also rank high in reading digital news via newspaper websites or apps.
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.