Media policy

NEWS | 28 May 2020

Covid-19 support for Nordic media – a list of political measures

photo of a pile of newspapers by Sara Danielsson/ScandinavSince late March, Nordic politicians have launched targeted support measures for the Nordic media industry struck by the Covid-19 crisis. Here we list the measures country by country. The overview will be updated and republished if, and when, it becomes relevant. (Latest update: 6 July)

NYHET | 5 May 2020

Finnish report suggests Covid-19 support – and more permanent support – to journalism

A Finnish investigation proposes swift support for media hit by the Corona pandemic. In the longer term, a more permanent support system for journalism in Finland is proposed.

NEWS | 21 Apr 2020

Europe tracking Covid-19 support for audiovisual sector

What kind of support is available for Europe’s audiovisual sector following the Covid-19 crisis? The European Audiovisual Observatory is tracking support measures in 41 countries and at the European level. The overview is updated daily.

NEWS | 17 Apr 2020

Extra media support as a result of Covid-19

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Pile of newspapers

The Corona pandemic is hitting the Nordic media industry, which is losing billions in advertising revenue. Politicians are now embarking on measures to get the media through the crisis. In Denmark and Sweden, special crisis packages have been launched. (The article includes measures until 8 May, 2020).

NEWSLETTER | 8 Apr 2020

Media Trends in the Nordic Region – the April Issue

logotype Nordic newsletterThe situation for media VAT rates in the Nordic countries has been mapped. In Finland and Norway, the media industry and media pluralism are being assessed. And the popularity of streaming video and audio services continues to grow. Read more in this issue of Nordicom’s Nordic newsletter.

NEWS | 6 Apr 2020

Media VAT in the Nordic countries – similarities and differences

graph Media VAT rates in the Nordic countries 2020Since July 2019, digital media have reduced value-added tax (VAT) throughout the Nordic region. But there are differences between the countries – and all VAT issues are not resolved. Nordicom has mapped the situation for media VAT in the five Nordic countries.

NEWS | 26 Mar 2020

Finnish media and communication policy followed up by new report

The Finnish Ministry of Communications has published a report assessing Finnish media communication and media policy and the media industry. The report monitors the developments on the basis of indicators proposed in a previous 2018 report.

NEWS | 26 Mar 2020

A method to assess Norwegian media development

Cover Media Authoritys media pluralism reportIn a recent report, the Norwegian Media Authority maps media pluralism in Norway. This is the first step in a new model aiming to monitor and assess media development.

NEWSLETTER | 24 Mar 2020

A new issue of European Media Policy is here

logo European Media Policy newsletterMedia policy is maybe not what European policymakers think most about these days. But the media are both involved in and affected by the coronavirus health crisis. This in turn has had repercussions on current policies as well as those under development. Read more in our European Media Policy newsletter.

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