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NEWS | 23 Nov 2020

The news media won’t reach gender equality for another 70 years

Camera filming womanWomen are underrepresented in the news media in almost every country in the world. If progress does not accelerate, it will be several decades before the news media reaches gender equality. These are results from a study published by Nordicom, in which a group of researchers have developed a new index, measuring gender equality in the news media.

NEWS | 11 Nov 2020

Telecommunications report: Broadband speed steadily on the rise

Omslag nordisk-baltisk telekomrapport 2019In the Nordics fixed telephony subscriptions sharply decline and mobile subscriptions stagnate, while fibre subscriptions and broadband speed are steadily on the rise. These are some takeaways from the most recent telecommunications report on the Nordic and Baltic telecommunications markets.

NEWS | 2 Nov 2020

Norway’s most extensive survey on young people’s media use

Covers of reports from Norwegian Media AuthorityOver the year the Norwegian Media Authority has published nine separate reports with new data on various themes and aspects of young people’s media use. The complete results are now available in two reports.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2020

Swedish authorities guide how to make Internet a safer place for young people

Three Swedish authorities with responsibilities to protect children and youth and strengthen their rights recently published guidelines for online content creators. The purpose of the guide is to make the online environment aimed for young people more safe.

NEWS | 26 Oct 2020

Recommendations to safeguard a democratic dialogue

Cover SOU 2020:56 Det demokratiska samtaletRecently the Swedish Commission for Media and Information Literacy and Democratic Dialogue released their final report with recommendations for future actions. Although there are threats to an inclusive and open dialogue, there are measures to take to move in a positive direction.

NEWS | 13 Oct 2020

Watch media literacy webinars on NordMedia Network

In autumn 2020, Nordicom and the Swedish Media Council co-organized a series of webinars addressing media and information literacy (MIL) in the Nordic countries: Media Education in the Nordic Countries – Lessons Learned from the Neighbours. Now, the webinar lectures can be watched on each webinar's page on NordMedia Network, Nordicom's digital platform for Nordic and Nordic-oriented media researchers.

NYHET | 2 Oct 2020

Changing news habits in Sweden

Omslag till SOM-institutets rapport Svenska medietrender 1995-2019During the last years, the use of news sites and news on social media seems to have reached a plateau. This is according to the SOM Institute's new report on media trends in Sweden 1995–2019.

NEWS | 24 Sep 2020

Nordic policy on media and information literacy proposed

Older man reading from an IPadThe spread of false and misleading information and so-called fake news significantly increase in connection to major news events. An efficient way to counter negative consequences is raised awareness and the knowledge to scrutinise information and news items. A joint policy to strengthen the efforts within media- and information literacy in the Nordic region is now proposed.

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2020

New special issue explores the geopolitics of Nordic television drama

A new Special Issue of Nordicom Review has just been published, titled “Dark Screens: The geopolitics of Nordic television drama”. Robert A. Saunders, one of the Special Issue editors, answered a few questions about the findings. 

NEWSLETTER | 8 Sep 2020

European media policy 2/2020 – welcome to a new issue!

Welcome to a new issue of our European Media Policy newsletter, providing an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the EU.

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