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.

 

Förläggareföreningen, Svenska
Swedish Publishers' Association

Branch organisation that provides statistics (publishing and sales) on books and electronic publications. Statistics available online, member's annual statistics also published in English.

Gallup Ísland

Conducts media surveys on newspaper reading, electronic measurements for tv and radio (ppm) and web (ComScore).

Grønlands Statistik
Statistics Greenland

National statistical office. The booklet "Greenland in figures" provides basic data on tv and radio broadcasts and expenditure on culture including radio and tv, available online in English. The StatBank is available in Greenlandic, Danish and English.

GTF – Gratistidningarnas Förening

Branch organisation for publishers of free sheets. Information on members' titles online. (The website is in Swedish only)

Hagstofa Íslands
Statistics Iceland

National statistical office. Online database om Media and Culture.

Hagstofa Íslands
Statistics Iceland

Statistics Iceland publishes every year a survey Use of computers and the Internet by households and individuals. For more tables on ICT see the online database .

Hagstova Føroya
Statistics Faroe Islands

National statistical institute. The online database provides culture and media statistics, in Faroese and in English.

Hans-Bredow-Institut
Hans-Bredow-Institute

The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg publishes Internationales Handbuch Medien (The International Media Handbook), which covers media developments in press, radio / television and on-line services all over the world.

Ifpi Danmark
Ifpi Denmark

The Danish branch organisation for the record industry. Offers online statstics on phonogram sales and market volume.

IFPI Norge / GGF
Ifpi Norway / GGF

The Norwegian branch organization for the record industry. Statistics on phonogram sales and market volume. (The website is in Norwegian only)

IFPI Svenska Gruppen
IFPI Sweden

The Swedish branch organisation for the record industry offers statistics on music publishing and sales, basic statistics available online. (The website is in Swedish only)

IFPI – International Federation of the Phonogram Industry

Organisation representing the international record industry. Music market statistics.

Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik (IfM) - Mediendatabank
Institute of Media and Communications Policy - Mediadatabase

This German institute offers detailed data on large international and German media companies: economic data, ranking, description, history, etc.

Institutet för Mediestudier
The Institute for Media Studies

A civil society association devoted to promote a discussion on how the media copes with its task of investigating those in power and describing the reality surrounding us. It funds original research and spreads knowledge of existing results and acts as a forum for discussions on the role of media in society. The reports are available free of charge as pdf. The Institute also organizes an online database listing local media in each municipality and county in Sweden kommundatabas.mediestudier.se (the website is in Swedish mainly)

Interactive Denmark

Annual statistics about the Danish interactive industry (game development and other interactive companies). Interactive Denmark is a non-profit organization, aiming to accelerate, coordinate and support the development of the Danish game and interactive cluster.  

Intermedia: AudienceScapes

AudienceScapes is an online tool and research program providing information on media use and communication on developing countries, mainly in Africa and South America. The site gives detailed country communication profiles outlining media use, ICT use and the general communication environment among different demographic and target groups.

International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations

Cooperative federation of industry-sponsored organisations established in nations throughout the world to verify and report facts about the circulations of publications and related data. Links to member organizations, i. e. national audit bureaux.

International Publishers Association
www.ipa-uie.org

A non-governmental organisation representing the publishing industry world-wide through national, regional and specialised publishers associations in approximately 50 countries. Offers statistics on book production, VAT, etc.

Internet Governance publication

The Internet has, in a relative short period, become an essential instrument of today's society. The growing awareness of the impact of the Internet on society has brought the question of Internet governance into sharper focus, and is subject for international negotiations. But what is Internet Governance? The publication "An Introduction to Internet Governance", to download at this site, gives some answers.

Internet Worlds Stats

An international website that features up to date world Internet usage, population statistics and Internet market research data, for over 233 individual countries and world regions.

Internetstiftelsen
The Swedish Internet Foundation

The Swedish Internet Foundation [Internetstiftelsen]  publishes the annual survey about Swedes and the Internet (Svenskarna och internet), including a summary in English. On its website, the foundation also presents statistics and reports from independent producers of internet statistics, e.g. Nordicom, Statistics Sweden (SCB), and the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency PTS, and a number of user guides.

The Swedish Internet Foundation is an independent organization for the benefit of the public that promotes the positive development of the internet in Sweden, and is responsible for the internet's Swedish top-level domain. The foundation publishes insights, tutorials and reports on several aspects related to the internet.

IRM – Institutet för Reklam- och Mediestatistik
Institute for Advertising and Media Statistics

The IRM Institute for Advertising and Media Statistics collects, analyzes and publishes data about the advertising and media markets in the Nordic region. Reports covering the Nordic countries are in English, while country reports for the Swedish market and Norwegian market, respectively, are in national languages. IRM also offers international advertising reports. The reports are for sale only.

ITU – International Telecommunication Union

An international organisation within the United Nations System through which governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. Provides ICT and telecom statistics and publications.

IVF – International Video Federation

The IVF's primary focus is on European regulatory and commercial issues relevant to the video industry. The site provides information on the European video market in cooperation with Screen Digest.

Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti (KAVI)
The National Audiovisual Institute

Subordinate body to the Ministry of Education and Culture. It maintains and develops an online classification system for audiovisual programs, supervises operations of the independent classifiers and keeps a registry of all the classifiers. The centre also informs about children and young people's media use.