External sources

Find additional information on the media. The database below provides you with links to media-related industry organisations, research institutes, public authorities and databases at Nordic, European and international levels.


Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries
AGEMI Online Knowledge Platform

AGEMI, the Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries, project is a set of tools aimed at media organisations, journalists, teachers and students that wish to combat gender stereotypes and promote an equal, diverse and inclusive media sector. The AGEMI knowledge platform offers a Resources Bank, providing and sharing good practices in the field; and Learning Resources on different aspects of the gender-media relationship, etc. Among the project partners is the University of Gothenburg.


The Afrobarometer is an independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. The project also asks questions on news consumtion, use of ICT and access to radio and television. Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in in more than a dozen African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Free access to online data analysis.

AGCOM – Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni
Italian Communications Authority

Italian independent authority, accountable to Parliament. The two main tasks are to ensure equitable conditions for fair market competition and to protect fundamental rights of all citizens. Information on digital terrestrial TV development in Italy. (In Italian only)

Aikakauslehtien Liitto
Finnish Periodical Publishers' Association

Branch organisation for magazine publishers. Selected statistics on magazines in Finland. In most cases the data cover members' publications only.

Ålands statistik och utredningsbyrå (ÅSUB)
Statistics and Research Åland

Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB) is an independent public organization, which functions as the official statistics authority in Åland. In 2020, ÅSUB carried out the survey "Medievanor på Åland 2020" [Media Habits in Åland 2020] covering both general media habits as well as news habits during the corona pandemic. The results are presented in Swedish.

ANGI, Association for the Nordic Game Industry

Trade association that represents the Nordic video games industry.  Provides "Nordic Game Sales", an annual report of which the analysis is carried out in cooperation with the Nordic trade associations.

Avisåret (årlig rapport, Sigurd Høst)
The Newspaper Year (annual report)

The annual publication Avisåret compiles and presents information on all Norwegian newspapers published at least once a week. Responsible is researcher Sigurd Høst. The reports are available online, in Norwegian only. The latest report, Avisåret 2020. Papiraviser og betalte nettaviser, was published in 2021. (The link leads to an archive of Volda University publications, enter Avisåret or Papiraviser in the search box.)

AVMSD database

The database AVMSD database offers information on how the Audiovisual Media Services Directive is being applied in each country. AVMSD database is available on the website of EAO, a European public service body comprising 40 member states and the European Community, represented by the European Commission. See also EAO, under "General Audiovisual Statistics".

Bundesverband Deutscher Zeitungsverleger

Branch organisation for newspaper publishers in Germany. Information about the German newspaper market.

Canadian Newspaper Association

A non-profit organisation, representing Canadian daily newspapers. The site offers a guide to Canadian newspapers: circulation figures, readership, history, ownership.


European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual. Industry reports, country focus (data, links), daily news, interviews, etc.

CMFE Community Media Forum Europe

Organisation for non-commercial radio and TV in Europe. Information and links to policy documents, consultancy reports, research reports, etc.

Council of Europe – DG on Human Rights

The Council of Europe Directorate-General on Human Rights includes activities on Protecting media freedom, e.g. the European Convention on Transfrontier Television.

CSA – Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel

French independent administrative authority which manages the frequencies for radio and television, issues broadcasting licences to radio and private television companies, oversees the quality of programmes, etc. Information on digital terrestrial TV development in France.

Danmarks Statistik: Her finder du statistik om brug af medier i Danmark
Statistics Denmark: Find statistics about media use in Denmark

The national statistical office presents two lists of where to find data on media use in Denmark. One list covers sources providing data on media use in the whole population, and the other list has with focus on media use among children and youth.

Danmarks Statistik: Statistikbanken
Statistics Denmark: Statbank Denmark

National statistical office. Database providing basic statistics on newspapers, magazines, books and libraries, radio, television, Internet and cultural habits (including media use). Available in Danish and English. Also conducts regular surveys on e.g. household's possessions of consumer goods like PC, Internet, digital TV, etc.

Dansk Online Index (DOI)

Official data for Danish internet traffic, handled by the Association of Danish Media (Danske Medier Research).

Danske Forlag
Danish Publishers

The trade association of Danish publishers. Presents annual statistics on the Danish book market (sales, titles produced, etc.).

Danske Medier
The Association of Danish Media

Industry organisation for Danish media publishers. Through the affiliated organisations Danske Medier Research and the Danish Media Audit of Circulations, the Association is involved in a number of official industry-recognised measurements concerning e.g. newspaper and magazine readershipcirculations, web traffic and advertising. The association is the result of a fusion in 2013 of a number of branch organisations (Dansk Dagblades Forening, Danske Specialmedier, Dansk Magazinpresses Udgiverforening, FDIM Foreningen af Danske InternetMedier, Radioerne, etc.).

Danske Mediers Oplagskontrol (DMO)
Danish Media Audit of Circulations (DMO)

The Danish Media Audit of Circulations provides audited circulation data mainly on local weeklies (ugeaviser) and periodicals/magazines. The organization, active from 2015,  is affiliated with the Association of Danish Media (Danske Medier). Previously, the circulation data in Denmark were provided by the Danish Audit Bureau of Circulation, which was closed down in 2014, as a conseqeunce of a number of major newspapers and magazines leaving the audit control.

Danskernes Kulturvaner (Kulturvaneundersøgelsen)
Danish Cultural Habits

A survey covering cultural habits, media consumption and leisure activities in Denmark. The latest survey was conducted in 2018-2020 (previously 2012 and 2004). Data are available in Statbank Denmark (Statistics Denmark) in Danish and English. Find more information about the surveys on the Ministry of Culture's website (in Danish).

Swedish Games Industry

Branch organisation for multimedia, computer and video-games. Publishes statistics on software sales. Information in English.

Den Norske Fagpresses Forening
Norwegian Specialised Press Association

Branch organisation which offers information about the specialist press in Norway. Data are published online in Fagpressekatalogen.

Den Norske Forleggerforening
Norwegian Publishers' Association

The trade association of Norwegian publishers provides branch statistics (book sales, turnover) online. (The website is in Norwegian only)

DFI – Det Danske Filminstitut
Danish Film Institute

The annual brochure Facts & Figures presents an overview of production, distribution and exhibition of all feature-length films in Denmark. The brochure also includes some data on DVD sales and rentals. Available on the website.