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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)

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 | 14 May 2020

Call for papers: Action Research for Media Development: Intersections and boundaries of social change, innovation, and entrepreneurship

Call for papers: Nordicom Review Special Issue. Title: 'Action Research for Media Development: Intersections and boundaries of social change, innovation, and entrepreneurship'Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 November 2020

NEWS | 7 May 2020

Nordicom joins peer-review cooperation to strengthen the status of Nordic academic books

Nordicom has initiated cooperation with Kriterium, a Swedish platform for quality control and peer review of scientific Open Access books. Monographs and anthologies under consideration by Nordicom may now be sent to Kriterium for expert peer review, increased readership and a clear stamp of approval. The collaboration is a natural step for two organisations seeking to stimulate and support Swedish and Nordic research and researchers.


NYHET | EVENT | 6 May 2020

Corona times: Our book table is going digital

Welcome to our virtual “book table”! This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nordic Media Days is moving its programme online – and we are turning our annual book table into a digital presentation of the latest news from Nordicom and medianorway. All literature and services are Open Access.

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.


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