Media policy

NEWS | 14 Jun 2019

New EU rules for streaming services

In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes, among other things, the new EU rules for TV and streaming services. The Directive is to be implemented in the EU countries, plus Iceland and Norway.

NEWS | 13 May 2019

The Nordics replace licence fee with public service tax

Nordens flaggor foto Johannes Jansson norden.orgThe Norwegian Government wants to replace the licence fee with a public service tax. Once adopted, it would mean that all the Nordic countries now have – or are on their way to having – shifted to tax-based funding of public service media. Still, the models chosen are not totally alike.

NEWS | 26 Mar 2019

The impact of digitalisation on the Norwegian music industry

Cover Norwegian report about the digitalisation of the music industryNorwegian music sales are shrinking, and the conditions for Norwegian artists and rights-holders are getting tougher. This is reported in a recent investigation of the impact of digitalisation on the music industry in Norway.

NEWSLETTER | 18 Mar 2019

New issue: European Media Policy 1/2019

Welcome to this year's first issue of our European Media Policy newsletter. The newsletter provides an update on policy developments at the European level, concentrating on news from the European Union.

NEWS | 19 Nov 2018

European Media Policy – the November issue

This year's third issue of our newsletter European Media Policy is out. Read about the fight against disinformation, regulation for tech giants, the EU Copyright Reform, reduced VAT rates on electronic publications, and more.

NYHET | 19 Nov 2018

Media reporting: facts, nothing but facts?

What rules and initiatives exist to help ensure the accuracy and objectivity of news and current affairs reporting? A new report maps the regulatory framework on the European level and in eleven countries, including Finland.

NEWS | 16 Nov 2018

Continuing decline in global Internet freedom

In 2018, Internet freedom declined for the eighth consecutive year, according to the annual assessment by Freedom House.  Worst is the situation in China, while Iceland and Estonia top the list of countries with high Internet freedom.

NEWS | 3 Oct 2018

New issue of Media Trends in the Nordic Countries

The consumption of media and news is becoming increasingly digital. The new media landscape and the changing media habits are also affecting the media policy level. Read more in Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

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