NYHET | 8 Sep 2017

Literacy in a Digital World

Friday the 8th of September 2017 is International Literacy Day, this year it’ll be celebrated under the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. In honour of the day we’re highlighting some of our recent publications focusing on media literacy in a digital world. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

UNESCO study: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is the name of a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO. It examines the risks and challenges confronting the safety and privacy of journalistic sources in the new digital environment. 

NEWS | 3 Jul 2017

Global journalism research collected on one site

Can all global journalism research be captured on one site? The Journalism Research News Project mines the Internet for news about recent international research, and collects it in one place. Launched in 2015 in Finland, it has presented almost 1500 articles so far.

NYHET | 9 May 2017

Call for chapters proposal: “Digital parenting"

The book Digital parenting: the challenges for families in the digital age focuses on the opportunities and challenges of digital media for families and changing parenting practices. 

EVENT | 5 May 2017

Digital Culture and Society Conference in Shanghai

Every second year, the Nordic Center in Shanghai is arranging a conference, providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to meet. This year’s conference will take place on October 19 – 20, 2017 and the theme is “Digital Culture and Society".  As a member university, those affiliated with the University of Gothenburg gets a discount on the participation fee.  

NEWS | 2 May 2017

World Press Freedom Index 2017

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index. Four Nordic countries top the list, but Finland slipped down from its number one position to third place due to political pressure on the national public service company YLE. Seen to the world’s global score, media freedom is under threat now more than ever.

NEWS | 3 Mar 2017

The International Communication Market Report 2016

Ofcom, the British media authority, has published its 11th international report. Among other things, the report shows that the Brits—to a greater extent than ever before—are using the Internet as their main source for some types of news; however, the Swedes prefer newspapers rather than both the Internet and TV.

NEWS | 1 Mar 2017

UNESCO releases: MILID Yearbook 2016

This year’s edition of the MILID Yearbook analyses how media and information literacy (MIL) can be used as a tool to strengthen human rights and work against radicalism and extremism. The book is published by UNESCO in cooperation with several different partners.

NEWS | 29 Nov 2016

Internet freedom on decline

Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to a report by Freedom House. Iceland, the only Nordic country in the study, is rated as a global leader in free speech.


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