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Who owns the media in the EU? Nordicom participates in new project

NEWS | 2 December 2021

What does media ownership look like in the EU? A new pilot project, Euromedia Ownership Monitor, will seek to answer this question and explain in a future database.

The database will, among other things, be filled with systematically presented information about media ownership, market dominance and relevant legislation in the EU. The project will also identify what hinders transparency in media ownership. Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg is one of the pilot project's 15 participating organisations and countries.

The database is intended to serve as an information hub for politicians, researchers and others interested in issues related to press freedom and media diversity. The database should also highlight the risks of ownership concentration and thus increase knowledge about the media market structure.

The project is funded by the European Commission with EUR 1 million and is part of the EU's work to strengthen understanding of the new digital media market. Professor Josef Trappel at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg is leading the project, which will present its final results in September 2022. The responsible researcher at Nordicom is Tobias Lindberg.

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