Free speech / Media plurality

NEWS | 18 May 2020

Media freedom made in Scandinavia – examples of best practice

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) seeks to inspire positive changes with their first Fact Finding Mission (FFM) to investigate policies and approaches to press freedom in Denmark and Sweden, two countries consistently among the top in media freedom rankings.

NEWS | 18 May 2020

World Press Freedom Index 2020

Four Nordic countries top the 2020 Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders. Norway comes first, followed by Finland, Denmark and Sweden. However, globally, free journalism is under attack, and the corona crisis is exacerbating the situation.

NEWS | 31 Jan 2020

Updates on the changing global media landscape

Three reports presenting world trends and current findings within media development and freedom of expression were released by UNESCO in late 2019. 

NEWSLETTER | 18 Dec 2019

New issue: Media Trends in the Nordic Countries 3-2019

Logo nordiska nyhetsbrevetMore people read news digitally than on paper, using and paying for streaming services is becoming increasingly common – and for both newspapers and TV, audiences’ willingness to pay for content is becoming increasingly important. These are some of the topics in the new issue of Nordicom's Nordic newsletter.

NYHET | 8 Nov 2019

Global Internet freedom continues its decline

The latest Freedom House report notes that global Internet freedom has continued its decline for nine consecutive years. Unregulated social media has been exploited for political and societal manipulation, and these tactics are being adopted around the globe. Iceland, however, maintains the integrity of their internet freedom with a top ranking of 95/100.

NEWS | 26 Apr 2019

World Press Freedom Index 2019

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index, with three Nordic countries topping it: Norway, Finland, and Sweden. However, the number of countries regarded as safe for journalists continues to decline.

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 | 12 Sep 2018

UNESCO launches a new model curriculum for combatting disinformation

How to teach journalism in the digital era and, in particular, how to make disinformation part of the curriculum? UNESCO has now introduced a new model curriculum with practical lessons and exemplary assigments to show how disinformation can become part of course syllabi in journalism education.

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