Media policy

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Nationwide commercial radio starts in Sweden

As the last Nordic country, Sweden now has nationwide commercial radio channels. The three companies that have been granted licences to broadcast throughout the country are Bauer Media, NRJ and NENT Group (MTG).

NEWS | 29 Aug 2018

The European legal framework for video-sharing platforms

This new report analyses how European legislation handles video-sharing platforms (such as YouTube and DailyMotion),  how their role and responsibilities are defined, and where European legislation is heading in adapting to these new players. From the European Audiovisual Observatory.

NEWS | 21 Aug 2018

Proposals for public service broadcasting remit 2020–2029

Public service activities on digital platforms should be clarified and public service companies become more important for local journalism in less covered areas, as proposed  by the Swedish Public Service Committee in its final report.

NEWS | 9 Aug 2018

The Danish media agreement is set

In June, Denmark’s new media policy agreement for the next five years was set. The agreement includes, among other things, new public service channels focusing on culture, more money for public service production outside DR (Denmark’s main public service company), and increased support for news media. The funding for DR is to be cut by 20 per cent.

NEWS | 21 Jun 2018

Media policy in Sweden and the EU

What rules must media companies in Sweden follow? In a recent report on media policy, the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority describes the media regulation in Sweden and in the EU.

NEWS | 15 Jun 2018

Future financing of public service in Sweden

The radio and television fee, which finances SR, SVT and
UR, should be abolished and replaced with an earmarked tax. This is the Swedish Government’s proposal in its Government Bill "Long-term funding and strengthened independence for public service".

NEWS | 8 Jun 2018

A new issue of European Media Policy is here

Welcome to a new issue of Nordicom's European newsletter. It provides an update on policy developments at the European level on, e.g., EU rules concerning audiovisual media, copyright and telecom.

NEWS | 17 May 2018

The state of cultural policy governance in the Nordic countries

A report investigating cultural policy governance throughout the Nordic region has been published by Kulturanalys Norden. It shows, amongst other things, that the responsibility for cultural policy is increasingly shifting from the national to the regional level.

NEWS | 24 Apr 2018

NRK’s contribution to media diversity analysed

The public service media house NRK makes a positive contribution to media plurality in Norway, and its online operations do not seem to place significant constraints on the market competition. These are the Norwegian Media Authority’s main conclusions in a report presented in April.

NEWS | 19 Apr 2018

Proposal for a new media agreement in Denmark

The Danish Government has presented its proposal for a new media policy agreement. Reduced funding for the current public service institutions, more money to public service production outside DR, and a closedown of the FM radio networks are some of the proposals.

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