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NEWS | 23 Nov 2020

The news media won’t reach gender equality for another 70 years

Camera filming womanWomen are underrepresented in the news media in almost every country in the world. If progress does not accelerate, it will be several decades before the news media reaches gender equality. These are results from a study published by Nordicom, in which a group of researchers have developed a new index, measuring gender equality in the news media.

NEWS | 11 Nov 2020

Telecommunications report: Broadband speed steadily on the rise

Omslag nordisk-baltisk telekomrapport 2019In the Nordics fixed telephony subscriptions sharply decline and mobile subscriptions stagnate, while fibre subscriptions and broadband speed are steadily on the rise. These are some takeaways from the most recent telecommunications report on the Nordic and Baltic telecommunications markets.

NEWS | 24 Sep 2020

Nordic policy on media and information literacy proposed

Older man reading from an IPadThe spread of false and misleading information and so-called fake news significantly increase in connection to major news events. An efficient way to counter negative consequences is raised awareness and the knowledge to scrutinise information and news items. A joint policy to strengthen the efforts within media- and information literacy in the Nordic region is now proposed.

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2020

New special issue explores the geopolitics of Nordic television drama

A new Special Issue of Nordicom Review has just been published, titled “Dark Screens: The geopolitics of Nordic television drama”. Robert A. Saunders, one of the Special Issue editors, answered a few questions about the findings. 

NEWSLETTER | 3 Sep 2020

New issue: Media trends in the Nordic region 2-2020

Logotype Nordic Media Trends newsletterThis issue of Nordicom’s Nordic newsletter presents you with the results from a number of Nordic media use surveys and media development reports. It also recommends new reading about media freedom, media trust, public service and much more.

NEWS | 1 Sep 2020

Digital news report: Some of the Nordic results 2020

Cover Digital News Report 2020Norway keeps its position as world leader in paying for online news, and Finland as the country with the most trusted media. As shown in the Digital News Report 2020, which compares online news consumption across six continents.

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. (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.

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