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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 | 4 Jun 2018

European study: Large divergence in media trust

 Most Europeans consider the news media to be important to society, but the level of media trust differs by both country and populist leaning. A new study from the Pew Research Center reveals the news habits in eight European countries, including Denmark and Sweden.

NEWS | 21 May 2018

Media and information literacy must increase among the citizens

Media and information literacy (MIL) among the citizens is a democratic issue. But who is responsible and how does it increase? These are questions that will be discussed by ministers and experts at a conference held by the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO in May. 

NEWS | 29 Mar 2018

New media subsidy scheme suggested in Sweden

The Swedish government has suggested platform-neutral media subsidies, aiming to strengthen local journalism. Over a transitional period, the current press subsidy system will run parallel to the new scheme. The proposals are expected to enter into force in early 2019.

NEWS | 14 Mar 2018

The Media Barometer: First Results 2017

Media Consumption Changes  - We now present the first results from the Media Barometer 2017

NEWS | 5 Mar 2018

Nordic media policy inquiries – find the reports here

Are you interested in media policy in the Nordic region? Nordicom’s compilations of government reports in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden provide links to public media inquiries over several decades.

PUBLICATIONS | 31 Jan 2018

Freedom of Expression in the Digital Media Culture

In the national SOM-survey that was reported last year, it was shown that Swedes considered protecting people’s integrity more important than free speech.  Nordicom is now publishing the book "Freedom of Expression in the Digital Media Culture", which investigates the position of free speech in our digital society. 

NEWS | 26 Jan 2018

Two events on photojournalistic research

On the occasion of the publication of the latest Special Issue of Nordicom Review, two events focusing on photojournalistic research will take place at the turn of the month. 

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