NYHETSBREV | 12 mar 2018

European Media Policy – the March issue

This year's first issue of Nordicom's newsletter European Media Policy is out. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

Some of the contents in this March issue:

  • So far the European Commission has only encouraged voluntary measures in the fight against hate speech and terrorist content online. But now it is taking a tougher approach.
  • Fake news and disinformation continues to be a hot topic in media policy discussions. The EU Commission is working on the issue but many MEPs want more to be done.
  • Media freedom and pluralism is declining rapidly in Europe. Even the country presiding the EU Council is now near the bottom in an annual press freedom ranking covering 180 countries.
  • In December the American net neutrality rules were repealed, partly to encourage telecom companies to invest more in 5G-networks. Could this be a threat to EU net neutrality too?
  • Many in Sweden are probably not very happy with a recent EU decision about alcohol advertising.


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