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Links to current research findings, industry reports and facts and figures on media trends in the Nordic countries, Europe and internationally. (Findings and reports in English only)

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Ofcom: Communication Market Report 2017 for the UK

Ofcom’s annual Communications Market Report 2017 reveals stark differences in how older and younger people watch television. [Aug 2017] Read more  Press release

The media landscape in 20 European countries

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) presents expert analyses of the state of the media in 20 European countries, including Finland, Norway and Sweden. [Aug 2017] Read more

Ofcom: Adults' media use and attitudes report 2017

This annual report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding. It covers TV, radio, mobile phones, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter. It is published as part of Ofcom’s media literacy duties. [June 2017] Read more

Statistics Finland: Tough challenge for the Finnish media market

Statistics Finland has published an overview of the Finnish media market development over the last 20 years (1997-2015). The article points at the decline in media sales in recent years and the challenge for the media to charge for their digital content. The article is published in Finnish. [June 2017] Read more | Lue lisää

Digital News Report 2017: Country reports for Denmark, Finland and Norway

Nordic researchers analyse the digital news consumption in national reports, based on the international study Digital News Report 2017 from Reuters Institute of Journalism. Published in national languages. [June 2017]  Denmark   Finland  Norway  Full report (36 markets)

European study: Origin of films and TV content in VoD catalogues in the EU

European Audiovisual Observatory has published a report on the origin of films and TV content in VoD catalogues in the EU and visibility of films. [June 2017] Read more

Nordic-Baltic Telecom Markets 2016 - database and report

Comparable statistics on mobile and fixed services, broadband services and TV services. Sources are the national regulatory agencies and/or the national statistical agencies of each country. [June 2017] Read more

Digital News Report 2017, including Nordic countries

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in 36 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [June 2017] Read more

State of the News Media in the USA – fact sheets

Pew Research Center's data and trends about key sectors in the U.S. news media industry are published in a series of fact sheets. Some examples: Network TV News, Audio & Podcasting, Newspapers and Cable TV News.  (The fact sheets have replaced the previous State of the News Media annual single summary report.) [June 2017] Read more

The Status of Freedom of Speech in Norway

The book Boundary Struggles: Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere focuses on key topics in current free speech debates – immigration, religion and culture. The authors paint a broad picture of how boundaries of free speech are defined and maintained, experienced and challenged, in the rapidly changing Norwegian public sphere. [June 2017] Read more and download

New business models for local newspapers and free papers in the Nordic countries | Paikallis- ja kaupunkilehtien uudet liiketoimintamallit Pohjoismaissa

This report (in Finnish only) investigates different business models on local newspaper markets in Scandinavia and compares them to the situation in Finland. Case studies are North Media and Jysk Fynske Medier in Denmark, Amedia and Sunnmørsposten in Norway and Mittmedia and the NTM Group in Sweden. Published in the Communication Research Centre's report series, no. 2/2017 (University of Helsinki).  Read more | Lue lisää   Download report | Lataa raportti  (PDF)

Internet Trends 2017 | Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker, KPCB's venture partner, has published a new version of a global internet trends report. [May 2017] Full report via KPCB  Highlights via TechCrunch

Ad Wars - Digital Challenges for Ad-Financed News Media in the Nordic Countries

Global companies such as Google and Facebook are increasingly challenging domestic media companies’ position in their national advertising markets. In this report, Nordicom analyses how the digitalisation of the advertising market has impacted the business model of news media companies in the Nordic countries. [May 2017] Read more and download

New report examines taxation rules for Nordic and global media companies

The report "Unequal taxation in a digital world - a challenge for the Nordic media industry" is prepared by PwC on behalf of media industry associations in the Nordic region. It presents different taxations rules and challenges in the digital media landscape in the Nordic countries, and finds unfair competition for the national media houses. [May 2017] Read more/download via: Association of Danish Media   Finnmedia/Medialiitto  Norwegian Media Businesses' Organisation   TU - Medier i Sverige  Download PDF directly

Media use in Sweden 2016

Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer survey 2016 is published. Main results and basic tables available in English. [May 2017] Main results 2016   Read about the survey & download basic tables

Europe: Media Pluralism Monitor 2016

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has examined 30 European countries and shows that none of these countries is free from risks for media pluralism. The Nordic countries included - Denmark, Finland and Sweden - are reported as low risk countries. [May 2017] Read more  The 2016 results

Fact sheet: Pay models in European news

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has studied how pay models are spread across European news organisations. The research includes six countries, Finland among them. [May 2017] Read more

Nordic study: Women and men in the news

Women and men in the news: Report on gender representation in Nordic news content and the Nordic media industry. Open access report, produced for the Nordic Council of Ministers. [May 2017] Read more and download

UNESCO: Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age

The 9th edition in UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom [April 2017] More information  PDF  More about the findings on WAN-IFRA:s website

Freedom House: Freedom of the Press 2017

The annual report by Freedom House shows that global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 13 years in 2016. [April 2017] Read more  Index/Country scores

IFPI Global Music Report 2017

The global recorded music market grew by 5.9% in 2016. For the first time, the digital income accounted for half the global recorded music industry’s revenue. [April 2017] Read more

World Press Freedom Index 2017

Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark top the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Finland's drop from first to third place is explained by “Sipilägate,” in which Prime Minister Juha Sipilä reportedly pressured the public service company Yle to modify its coverage. [April 2017] The Index 2017

Nordic Voices on Freedom of Expression

This booklet contains abstracts of 14 articles, in which journalists, writers, and academics speak about freedom of expression as seen from their Nordic perspective. It is a snapshot of the debate book “Den svåre yttrandefriheten – nordiska röster” produced by the Nordic Journalist Centre for the Nordic Council of Ministers. [April 2017] Read more and download

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2016

Fewer people read print newspapers and more people read online newspapers, according to Statistic Norway's annual survey on media use. Summary in English, publication in Norwegian. [April 2017] Basic results  About the publication

The Book Sector in Europe: Facts and Figures – 2017

Report by the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), an independent, non-commercial umbrella association of book publishers associations in the European Union. [April 2017] Read more

On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the European Union

This three-fold study by the European Audiovisual Observatory examines the content in Video-on-Demand services, the online advertising market in the EU and the presence of broadcasters on video sharing platforms. [Mars 2017] Read more

Media literacy in Europe

A new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory maps practices and actions in EU28. [March 2017] Read more

Nordvision's annual report 2016/2017

Nordvision's annual report provides key data on co-productions, programme exchange, etc., among the Nordic public service broadcasters. [March 2017] English version available here

Media pluralism in Norway - final report by the Commission for Media Diversity

The Commission for Media Diversity (Mediemangfoldsutvalget), appointed to review the government's economic measures to promote media pluralism, has submitted its final report (NOU 2017:7)to the Ministry of Culture. [March 2017] English summary (PDF)  Read more in Norwegian

The Nordics top the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017

Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have the most advanced digital economies in the EU according to the new DESI ranking. [March 2017] Read more

Support for commercial TV news broadcasting suggested in Finland

A working group appointed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications suggests that support be provided for commercial television news broadcasting. The report Pluralistic news service requires actions is available in Finnish, with summaries in English and Swedish. [March 2017] Read more

Digital Radio 2017 - EBU market report

The EBU’s Media Intelligence Service has published the second edition of a yearly report on Digital Radio in Europe. [Feb 2017] Download the report (PDF)

TV viewing in Finland 2016 / Televisiovuosi 2016

Finnpanel's TV viewing report is available in English and Finnish. / Finnpanelin raportti televisionkatselusta Suomessa 2016 on julkaistu. [Feb 2017] TV viewing 2016 (PDF)  Televisiovuosi 2016 (PDF)  Lue lisää

Radio listening in Finland 2016 / Radionkuuntelu Suomessa 2016

Finnpanel's radio report 2016 is available in English and Finnish. / Finnpanelin raportti radionkuuntelusta Suomessa 2016 on julkaistu. / [Feb 2017] Radio listening 2016 (PDF)  Radiovuosi 2016 (PDF)  Lue lisää

Media Development in Denmark 2016 (tv, radio, internet use, etc.)

The DR Audience Research Department's annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark, in English. [Jan 2017] Read more and download

Denmark: Books and Literature Status Review 2016

With this annual report, the Danish Books and Literature Panel seeks to provide both an overview of, and insight into, current trends and developments in the world of books and literature in Denmark. [Jan 2017] Read the English version

Digital Radio in Norway - what happens to the listening?

The worlds first FM switch off: What happens to the listening? A presentation in English by TNS Kantar Norway. [January 2017] Read more and download

Online Resource Centre on Media Freedom in Europe

An open platform providing information related to media freedom and pluralism in Europe, developed by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). [Jan 2017] Read more

Eurostat: Internet access and use in 2016

Internet daily use is highest in Luxembourg (93%) and Denmark (89%), followed by the UK, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland, according to Eurostat's 2016 statistics. [Dec 2016] Read more   Press release  

The International Communications Market Report 2016

Ofcom's annual report about radio, TV, web and telecoms, covering the UK and 17 comparator countries, including Sweden. [Dec 2016] Read more

Report on Internet use and digital adoption in the USA

The report Surveying the Digital Future, by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, explores the views and behavior of Internet users and non-users. The report is part of the World Internet Project.  [Nov 2016] Read more

Measuring the Information Society Report 2016

This report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). [Nov 2016] Read more

UNESCO: Privacy, free expression and transparency

The 7th edition in UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom [Nov 2016] More information  PDF 

Media pluralism and democracy – Special Eurobarometer 452

The survey explores citizen’s opinions about the diversity of views available in the media, and their perceptions of media independence. It covers e.g. perceptions of the independence of both the general and public service media; trust in the information provided by the media; and online encounters with hate speech and threats, and the influence this has on participation. [Nov 2016] Read more

EBU report: Licence fees 2016

Report mapping where licence fees are collected, proportion of licence fee received by public service media organisations, scope of the licence fees, etc. The report covers EBU member countries. [Nov 2016] Download report (PDF)

Freedom on the Net 2016 - global study incl. Iceland

Internet freedom around the world declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2016, according to Freedom House. Iceland - the only Nordic country included in the study - is rated Free in the report, and the situation is unchanged in 2016. [Nov 2016] Read more   Country report for Iceland

The value of the Finnish media market 2015

The value of the mass media market in Finland fell again compared to the previous year. However, there was growth in a few industries, particularly cinemas, Internet advertising, book sales and commercial radio. [Nov 2016] See Statistics Finland's website

Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitude Report

The internet has overtaken television as the top media pastime for the UK’s children. This and other trends are revealed in the British media authority Ofcom's annual report on childrens' media habits. [Nov 2016] Read more

The Media Development in Denmark 2016

The Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces has published an extensive English summary of its latest annual media development in Denmark report. [Nov 2016] Download PDF  Download via the Agency's website

The Swedes and the Internet 2016

English summary of "The Swedes and the internet 2016", an annual study about Internet use in Sweden by the The Internet Foundation in Sweden. [Nov 2016] Read summary

Analysis of the relation between public service media and private media

A new Reuters Institute report commissioned by the Danish Ministry of Culture has reviewed research on the relation between public service media and private sector media, with a special emphasis on implications for Denmark. [Nov 2016] Read more

Swedes and social media 2016

Swedes like social media and the use of it is still growing. Read the English summary of a new social media use report by the Internet Foundation in Sweden. It is an excerpt of the upcoming yearly report “Swedes and the Internet.” [Oct 2016] Read more

Europe: Private Sector Media and Digital News

A new Reuters Institute report explores how news media in six European countries, including Finland, deal with the business of digital news. Results show that most of the revenues still come from traditional print and TV operations. The report is based on interviews with the media industry. [Oct 2016] Read more

The draft BBC Royal Charter is published

The draft Royal Charter and accompanying Framework Agreement set out the details of how the BBC will operate in the new Charter period. [Sep 2016] Department for Culture, Media & Sport: Press release  Policy documents

Report on the Finnish radio market | Selvitys Suomen radiomarkkinoista

This report, issued by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication, examines the current state of the Finnish radio market. The report is in Finnish, with summaries in English and Swedish. [Sep 2016] Read more | Lue lisää

Nordic news media in search for new business models | Uutismedian uudet liiketoimintamallit Pohjoismaissa

This Finnish report provides a description of the general situation in the newspaper industry in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and findings from research interviews in the three countries regarding digital business models. Published in the Communication Research Centre's report series, no. 1/2016 (University of Helsinki).  Language: Finnish with a summary in English. [Sep 2016] Read more | Lue lisää  Download report (PDF

The State of Broadband 2016

UN Broadband Commission releases new country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide. [Sep 2016] Read more

Eurobarometer: Internet users’ preferences for accessing content online

A new Eurobarometer survey shows how 15 to 45 year olds use the internet to access music, films, TV series, images and news. [Sep 2016] Press release  Report & country fact sheets

The tax-based funding of the Finnish public service broadcaster Yle

As of 2013 a public broadcasting tax replaced the TV (licence) fee as the source of funding for the Finnish public service broadcaster, Yle. This article, by Marina Österlund-Karinkanta (senior media analyst at Yle), describes the funding model and how it has worked so far. [August 2016] Read the full article

Sports rights on TV and VoD – exclusivity vs. the right to information

This report by the European Audiovisual Observatory looks at the legal framework for sports rights in an international, European and national perspective. [July 2016] Read more

Public service media and societal well-being in new EBU-report

In countries with a strong Public Service Media (PSM) there is a high degree of press freedom, higher voter turnout than in other countries with weaker PSM and lower levels of right-wing extremism, according to EBU research. [July 2016] Read more

Europeans' trust in the media

Radio and TV remain the most trusted media sources for European citizens, with the highest level in the Nordic countries and Estonia, according to EBU research. [July 2016] Read more

Finland, Sweden and Norway among the most digital-savvy countries in the world

The Global Information Technology Report 2016 features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index. Published by World Economic Forum. [July 2016] Read more and download report

Media ownership: towards pan-European groups?

New report about the European TV and distribution market. Published by the European Audiovisual Observatory. [July 2016] Press release  Free report (PDF)

Nordic-Baltic Telecom Markets 2015 - database and report

Comparable statistics on mobile and fixed services, broadband services and TV services. Sources are the national regulatory agencies and/or the national statistical agencies of each country. [June 2016] Read more

Tax funding to continue for Yle

The parliamentary working group which has reviewed the role and funding of the Finnish public broadcaster Yle, suggests that the tax that funds Yle should continue, but with no index adjustment until after the end of 2020. The promemoria is published in Finnish. [June 2016] Read more (in English) Article about the Yle-tax

State of the News Media 2016 in the USA

Pew Research Center’s annual analysis of the state of the news media, covering new media trends, audience trends, media economics and revenue models, etc. [June 2016] Read more

On-demand services and the material scope of the AVMSD, Europe

This report by the European Audiovisual Observatory analyses the scope of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and looks at the recent proposals presented im May 2016 by the European Commission. [June 2016] Read more

World Press Trends 2016

WAN-IFRA: Global newspaper market figures show that more than 92 per cent of all newspaper revenues still come from print. Digital circulation is, however, continuing to grow and is starting to make up for lost print circulation revenues in many markets. (The full report/database available on subscription basis only) [June 2016] Read the highlights

Digital News Report 2016, including Nordic countries

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in 26 countries, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. [June 2016] Read more

Uutismedia verkossa 2016. Reuters Institute Digital News Report - Suomen maaraportti

The Finnish country report about digital news consumption is published by Tampere University, in Finnish.  (ee link to the main report above.)  [June 2016] Read more

Internet Trends 2016 | Mary Meeker

Mary Meeker, risk capitalist at KPCB, has published a new version of a global internet trends report. [June 2016] Full report

On-demand services and the material scope of the AVMSD

The European Audiovisual Observatory provides a guide to the latest debate on the material scope of the AVMSD for on-demand audiovisual services, including the recent proposal for an update of directive. [June 2016] Read more

The Newspaper Year 2015 in Norway [Avisåret 2015]

The number of Norwegian newspapers with paywalls for online content more than doubled last year. A new report presents the situation for the Norwegian newspapers, for which year 2015 has been a digital turning point. [May 2016] Read more

Nordicom-Sweden's Media Barometer 2015

The Media Barometer is an annual measure of the reach of various media in Sweden. Basic tables in English available online. [May 2016] Read more

News use across social media in the USA

A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. [May 2016] Read more

Guide to online services

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) provides information about popular apps, social networking sites and other platforms which are commonly being used by children and young people (and adults) today. [May 2016] Read more

E-communications in Europe

This Eurobarometer study shows that Europeans are increasingly using internet-based communication. Data include internet access and use (e.g. paid-for online services), access to TV by different ways of distribution, and more. [May 2016] Read more

Europe's Digital Progress Report 2016

The EDPR report analyses developments in five different aspects, e.g. connectivity (broadband) and use of Internet in the EU and in specific countries. [May 2016] Read more

Social media and political engagement in Denmark

How do Danes engage with and through social media in public political debates? Report by the research network DECIDIS.  [April 2016] Read more

Ofcom: Adults' media use and attitudes report 2016

This annual report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding, with a particular focus on those groups that tend not to participate digitally. It is published as part of Ofcom’s media literacy duties. [April 2016] Read more

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2015

Annual media use survey in Norway. Report in Norwegian, summary in English. [April 2016] Read more

Freedom House: Freedom of the Press 2015

The annual report by Freedom House shows that global press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015. [April 2016] Read more

Reports Without Borders: World Press Freedom Index 2016

Reporters Without Borders has published its annual Press Freedom Index, which shows a deep decline in respect for media freedom in the world. [April 2016] Read more

Books and Literature 2015 in Denmark

This first annual report by the Danish Book and Lit­erature Panel provides an overview on the state of the book and literature market in Denmark. [April 2016] Read more

Europe: The Media Pluralism Monitor 2015

The Media Pluralism Monitor is a tool designed to monitor media pluralism in EU Member States, and is carried out by CMPF. The 2015 report is now published. [March 2016] Read more

Public service news and digital media - incl. Yle in Finland

How are public service media services delivering news in an increasingly digital environment? What action do they need to take to remain competitive in the global digital landscape? Report by Reuters Institute. [March 2016] Read more

On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the EU (2014 and 2015 developments)

The European Commission has published a number of studies it has commissioned to prepare the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), e.g. On-demand Audiovisual Markets in the EU. [March 2016] Read more

Europe: How digital is your country?

Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland continue to lead the DESI rankings, but all EU-countries but Sweden improved. The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) [Feb 2016] Read more about the new results   Compare with last year's Nordic results

Media development 2015 in Denmark

Annual report on the use of electronic media - TV, radio, Internet - by the DR Audience Research Department. [Feb 2016] Read more

Public service media funding in Europe - two EBU reports

The main findings from the two EBU-reports “Funding of Public Service Media 2015” and “Licence Fee 2015” are available for downloading at EBU's website. [Feb 2016] Read more

Digital Radio 2016 - EBU market report

The EBU’s Media Intelligence Service has published the first edition of a yearly report on Digital Radio in Europe. [Feb 2016] Read more

TV viewing and radio listening in Denmark, Norway and Sweden 2015

Links to national reports in Scandinavian languages are listed at our Scandinavian pages. Nordic tables in English will be presented in due course. [Feb 2016] See "Further Reading" in Scandinavian

The Finnish radio year 2015

Data by Finnpanel are presented in Finnpanel's annual report. [Feb 2016] Read more (Finnish)  Report in English

The Finnish TV year 2015

Data by Finnpanel are available in English, Swedish and Finnish. The annual report is available in English and Finnish. [Jan 2016] Data  Press release  Annual report in Finnish (PDF)  Annual report in English (PDF)

Cultural Activities - The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis

The report shows that the level of education has a comparatively strong impact on cultural practices and activities. Report in Swedish, summary in English. [Jan 2016] Download PDF

Culture 2015 - Statistic Denmark's cultural statistics

The publication 'Kultur 2015' aims at providing a coherent overview of cultural statistics. Among the areas included are libraries, literature and books, media, movies and cinema, economy and business structure, etc. Preface and summary in English. [Jan 2016] Read more

UNESCO report: Re|Shaping Cultural Policies

The rise of Internet giants, explosion of social networks and the digital revolution have changed the methods of production and dissemination of cultural goods. In a new report, UNESCO explores these changes and the policy impact of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. [Dec 2015] Read more

The International Communications Market Report 2015

Ofcom's annual report about radio, TV, web and telecoms, covering the UK and 17 comparator countries, including Sweden. [Dec 2015] Read more

Report by the working group examining the Finnish media market

The working group appointed by the Government to review and assess the operating conditions of the Finnish media industry has submitted its final report. [Dec 2015] Read more

Decreasing value of the Finnish mass media market

Video recording markets plummeted, electronic media grew, and the highest relative growth was observed in web advertising, according to calculations by Statistics Finland. [Dec 2015] Read more

Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report 2015

This Ofcom-report examines children's media literacy and provides information on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people. [Nov 2015] Read more

GMMP 2015, global study on gender and media

Women make up 24% of the persons heard, read about or seen in the news according to The Global Media Monitoring Project 2015. Nordic reports for Finland and Sweden available online. [Nov 2015] Read more

The Swedes and the Internet 2015

English summary of "The Swedes and the internet 2015", an annual study about Internet use in Sweden by the The Internet Foundation in Sweden. [Nov 2015] Read summary

UNESCO report on freedom of expression in the digital age

"World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development 2015 - Special Digital Focus 2015"  explores online hate speech, protection of journalism sources, the role of internet intermediaries in fostering freedom online, and the safety of journalists. [Nov 2015] Read more

European Audiovisual Observatory launches free AVMSDatabase

Media Law in Europe – how is the Audiovisual Media Services Directive being applied in each country? New online database. [Oct 2015] Read more  Go to database

The Media Development in Denmark report

The Danish Agency for Culture has published an extensive English summary of the annual media development report. [Oct 2015] Download PDF  Download via the Agency's website

Nordic book statistics

The Nordic Publishers’ Associations publish a Nordic report on the book markets on an annual basis. The 2014 report is now available, in English. [October 2015] Read more (scroll down to the end of the page)

Sweden: Trends in society with impact on cultural habits

In a new report, The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis addresses a number of trends that may have impact on cultural habits and cultural policy in the future. [Oct 2015] Download PDF (summary in English)  Read more (Swedish)

The State of Broadband 2015

Global broadband growth slows, most people still offline. Read more in this report by ITU and UNESCO. [September 2015] ITU pressrelease UN pressrelease

IRIS Special - Online activities of public service media: remit and financing

Report by the Europan Audiovisual Observatory. For sale only, not open access. [September 2015] Press release  Read more

UNESCO: Principles for governing the Internet

The 6th edition in UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom [September 2015] More info  PDF 

Digital content markets in Finland / Suomen digitaaliset sisältömarkkinat

This report from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture maps the Finnish digital content markets, including audiovisual content, books, press, music, games and web. Avaible in Finnish only. Full name: "Suomen digitaaliset sisältömarkkinat: kasvun ja kehityksen edellytykset". [September 2015] Read more, in Finnish

TV programme supply in Finland 2014 / Suomalainen televisiotarjonta 2014

In this report, the Finnish TV programming is examined in terms of genre and origin of the programme. Report in Finnish, summary in English and Swedish. [July 2015] Read more

Worldwide cinema statistics by UNESCO

The Unesco Institute for Statistics offers data on the global cinema industry for the year ending in 2013, including key indicators designed to help measure diversity in film production. [July 2015] Read more

UK: Public Service Broadcasting in the Internet Age

Ofcom has published a review of public service TV broadcasting, which considers the performance of the PSB system as a whole, the potential challenges it faces in the future, and ways in which the system might be maintained and strengthened. [July 2015] Read more

Telecommunication Markets in the Nordic and Baltic Countries 2014

This joint Nordic-Baltic database and report, which is updated annually by the national telecom regulatory agencies in the Nordic and Baltic countries, presents development trends for the separate countries through 2014. [June 2015] Read more

UNESCO: Countering online hate speech

New report in UNESCO Internet Freedom series. [June 2015] Read more  All reports

Focus on Animation in Europe

This booklet is part of the research project “Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe”, which aims to track the production volume, distribution and circulation of European animation films and TV works. [June 2015] Read more and download free PDF

Digital News Report 2015, incl. Denmark and Finland

Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news consumption in Denmark, Finland and ten more countries. [June 2015] Read more

Uutismedia verkossa 2015. Reuters Institute Digital News Report - Suomen maaraportti

The Finnish country report about digital news consumption, published by the University of Tampere in Finnish. There is also an essay "Lessons from Finland" in English. [June 2015] Read more

Nordic Film Crossing Borders

A new report by the Nordic Film & TV Fund gives an overview of Nordic film exports in the Nordic region and internationally. [June 2015] Read more

Swedish Media Barometer 2014

Nordicom-Swedens annual media use survey is published in Swedish, but some basic tables in English are published online. [June 2015] Read more

Finnish media statistics online

Statistics Finland has launched an extended online media statistics service, which offers a comprehensive statistical overview of Finnish media. [May 2015] Go to media statistics

Adults' Media Use and Attitude Report 2015, in the UK

Ofcom's report covers the use and attitudes of UK adults (aged 16 and above) across the internet, TV, radio, games and mobile phones. [May 2015] Read more

Freedom of the Press 2015

The annual report by Freedom House shows a sharp decline in global press freedom. [April 2015] Read more

State of the News Media 2015 in the U.S.

As the U.S. news industry faces a new mobile reality, how is it faring? From broadcast to print to ethnic and more, this year’s annual report from Pew Research Center takes stock. [April 2015] Read more

Newspaper and magazine readership in Finland 2014

Readership data are presented by TNS Gallup Finland in Finnish. Categories are, from left to right: Total Reach - Print only - Print & Digital - Digital only - Percent shares: Readership of Print only / Print & Digital / Digital only. [April 2015] Download PDF

The Norwegian Media Barometer 2014

Annual survey of media use in Norway. Report in Norwegian, summary in English. [April 2015] Read more

The European market for on-demand audiovisual services

Report about the online market development and its players in the EU, including an overview of audience measurement services (international players and national services in the EU). By The European Audiovisual Observatory. [April 2015] Read more

Electronic media development 2014 in Denmark

Media Development 2014, the DR Audience Research Department's annual report  on the use of electronic media in Denmark is published. Available in PDF. [March 2015] Read more

Annual report about Nordic TV and media partnership

Nordivsion's annual report provides key data on cop-productions and proogramme exchange for 2014 among the Nordic public service broadcasters. [March 2015] Read more

How digital is your country?

Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland are digital top players in new EU Digital Economy and Society Index. [Feb 2015] Read more

20 years of free dailies in Europe

The blog Newspaper Innovation by media researcher Piet Bakker covers the development of free daily newspapers in Europe and the world, 20 years after the launch of Metro in Sweden. [Feb 2015] Read more

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

The Reporters Without Borders ranks the performance of 180 countries according to criterias such as media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalist, etc. Top of the list are Finland, followed by Norway and Denmark (Sweden on 5th). [Feb 2015] Read more

Radio listening in Finland 2014

Presentation based on Finnpanel, The National Radio Survey. [Jan 2015] Read more

New title in the UNESCO Internet freedom series

UNESCO launches a new publication Fostering Freedom Online: the Role of Internet Intermediaries. [Jan 2015] Read more

Media Pluralism Monitor 2014, incl. Denmark

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has published Media Pluralism Monitor 2014 - the results of a pilot test including nine EU countries, Denmark among them. [Jan 2015] Press release  Results

EAO Yearbook 2014 about the audiovisual market in Europe

The European Audiovisual Authority has published its 20th edition, containing information on TV, cinema, video and on-demand audiovisual services in Europe. [Jan 2015] Read more

TV-viewing in Finland 2014

Finnpanel has published basic TV viewing data for 2014, showing increasing viewing time and stable daily reach. [Jan 2015] Read more

ITU Yearbook of Statistics 2014 - global telecom statistics

Evolution of telecom sector from 2004-2013, including data for some 190 economies. See List of indicators (PDF). [Jan 2015] Read more

Eurostat: Internet use in the EU-countries 2014

Comparative data on individuals' Internet use in the EU-countries plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. [Dec 2014] Read more

Measuring the Digital Economy - A New Perspective

This OECD report uses internationally comparable indicators to provide a comprehensive perspective on the digital economy. [Dec 2014] Read more

International Communications Market Report 2014

Annual report from Ofcom, the British communication regulator, presenting data for TV, radio, web development in 18 major countries, including Sweden. [Dec 2014] Read more

Roadmap to Digitalize Terrestrial Radio in Sweden

A plan on how to digitalize broadcast radio in Sweden was presented to the Government on 1st December. Link to the English summary. [Dec 2014] Read more, PDF

Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust

Survey undertaken by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), covering 24 countries, Sweden included. [Nov 2014] Read more

Ofcom Internet Citizen Report 2014

Including an overview of media-related citizen content and services online, covering use of public service broadcasting websites, news and journalism sites, citizen journalism and hyperlocal sites. [Nov 2014] Read more

ITU Measuring the Information Society Report 2014

The report features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI), which captures the level of ICT developments in 166 economies worldwide. [Nov 2014] Read more

Value of the Finnish mass media market continued to fall

Annual data on the Finnish media market by Statistics Finland. [Nov 2014] Read more

Report on Public Spending for Culture in Sweden

Total public spending for culture amounted to approximately SEK 25 billion in 2013. During the period 2007-2013, spending increased by 6.2 percent, according to the report Samhällets utgifter för kultur 2012­–2013, summary in English, by Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis. [Nov 2014] Report available for download here

The Swedes and the Internet 2014

Yearly report from .SE (Internet Infrastructure Foundation) that maps change and development in internet use among the Swedish population. [Nov 2014] Read more

Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2014

Contains comprehensive and easily accessible statistics of various aspects of social life in the five Nordic countries, published by the Nordic Council of Ministers. [Nov 2014] Read more

Medie Development in Sweden 2014

This report by the Swedish Broadcasting Authority provides a detailed description of the Swedish media market  with a focus on media consumption, regulation, and industry structure. In PDF [Oct 2014] Read more  Direct link PDF-report

Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitude Report

One in three children has their own tablet computer. This and other trends are revealed in the British media authority Ofcom's annual report on childrens' media habits. [Oct 2014] Read more

Access to Information - a comparison of the laws in the Nordic countries

This Nordicom publication explains and compares the legal rules determining public access to documents and data in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. Available in PDF.  [Oct 2014]  Read more

Media Development in Denmark - English summary

The Danish Agency for Culture published in June a thorough report on the Danish media landscape and industry. The summary is now available in English. [Sep 2014]
English summary in PDF   Online report in Danish

Mapping Digital Media: Global Findings & Country reports

The Open Society Foundations’ Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by new and digital media. Covering 56 countries, the project assesses how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide—news about political, economic, and social affairs—and how they can help advance open society values.  Among the previous country reports are Sweden (2011) and Finland (2014). Newly released is the global findings report Digital Journalism: Making News, Breaking News. [Sep 2014] Read more

How does European law take care of disabled media users?

Enabling Access to the Media for All is IRIS plus report on barrier free access for disabled people to TV, film and VoD. [Sep 2014] Read more  Lead article in PDF

The Communications Market Report: United Kingdom

Ofcom has published its annual report on Internet, TV, radio, and telecoms, in the UK.  The study shows that 12-15 year olds are developing fundamentally different communication habits than older generations. Just 3% of their communications time is spent making voice calls, while the vast majority (94%) is text based - such as instant messaging and social networking. [Aug 2014] Read more

Finnish Mass Media 2013

Statistic Finland's publication is an exhaustive review based on articles and statistics on mass communication in Finland. Summaries and statistics in English. Available in PDF. [June 2014] Read more

Nordic-Baltic telecom market statistics

Sweden has the highest penetration rate for high speed broadband, Finland is in top in mobile communication and Iceland has the highest IPTV penetration. Learn more from the Nordic-Baltic telecom statistical portal [June 2014] Read more

Digital News Report 2014 from Reuters Institute

New insights about digital news consumption in Denmark, Finland, the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Japan from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. [June 2014] Read more

Statistics Sweden: Girls use the Internet more than boys

Girls spend more time on the Internet than boys. However, more boys than girls spend considerable time on computer games. These data and other information from the Living Conditions Survey of Children 2012–2013 are now available on Statistics Sweden's website. [June 2014] Read more

Media Development 2013 in Denmark

The DR Audience Research Department's annual report on the use of electronic media in Denmark. PDF available for download at DR's web.  [April 2014] Direct link PDF

Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014 from Ofcom

Report providing detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among UK adults aged 16+. It covers TV, radio, mobile, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter. The report shows that more UK adults, especially older adults, are now going online, using a range of devices. [April 2014] Read more

The State of the News Media 2014

Annual report by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project examining the landscape of American journalism, including special reports about the revenue picture for news, the growth in digital reporting, the role of acquisitions, etc. [March 2014] Read more

UNESCO report about freedom of expression and media development

The UNESCO report World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development offers a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. [March 2014] Read more

What If There Were No BBC Television?

The report What If There Were No BBC Television? The Net Impact on UK Viewers, from the Reuters Institute,  explores what the current UK television market would be like if there were no BBC Television. [March 2014] Read more

Nordvision's annual report 2013-2014

Annual report providing information about the Nordic public service organizations' coproductions, format cooperation, programme exchange and development projects. [March 2014] Read more

Finland tops World Press Freedom Index 2014

Reporters Without Borders has released their annual World Press Freedom Index. Finland ranks first, followed by the Netherlands and Norway. [Feb 2014] Read more

Radio listening and TV viewing in Finland 2013

Annual reports on radio listening and TV viewing in Finland 2013 by Finnpanel. [Feb 2014]. Read more

Swedes and the Internet 2013

The results from the survey Swedes and the Internet 2013 are published in English, both as a pdf-report and website [Jan 2014]. See website

Internet use in the European Union

Latest results from the annual Eurostat survey show that, in 2013, 62 per cent of the EU citizens use the Internet on a daily basis. [Dec 2013] Read more

The International Communications Market 2013

Ofcom's annual report on the international communication market is published. [Dec 2013] Read more.

A History of Swedish Broadcasting

New publication from Nordicom, edited by Monika Djerf-Pierre and Mats Ekström. [Dec 2013] Read more

Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2013

Comparative data for the Nordic countries, published by the Nordic Council of Ministers. [Nov 2013] Read more

TV News Channels in Europe

New report from EAO, the European Audiovisual Observatory. Free to download [Nov 2013] Read more

Net Children Go Mobile

Mobile net access and use among European children. Report of the project's initial findings is out [Nov 2013] Read more

Measuring the Information Society 2013

Read about the global ICT development in ITU's new report. [Oct 2013] Read more

 

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