Norway scraps tax on news to encourage media

28 January 2016 / By Donald O’Donovan. Published by http://www.independent.ie/ Norway is slashing tax on all news publications to zero, in line with the country’s policy of encouraging a diverse and healthy media sector. Norwegian authorities will introduce a zero VAT rate for electronic news services from March, bringing the country’s tax treatment of online news…

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Be the media, know the media, change the media

18 February 2016 / By Des Freedman We’re facing a crisis at the heart of our media system – in other words with the dominant players across our media environment – on many different levels: of funding, of ethics, of representation and of legitimacy. The crisis is related, in particular, to the increasingly unequal distribution…

Oportunidad para el pluralismo

2 February 2016 / Por Aleida Calleja. Publicar por La Silla Rota Sin duda es una buena noticia la ampliación de frecuencias liberadas en el Programa Anual de Uso y Aprovechamiento de Bandas de Frecuencias 2016 que aprobó el Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT). Es histórica la cantidad de frecuencias que serán utilizadas para poder…

In Sri Lanka, media settle in for long march to change

1 February 2016 / By Scott Griffen, Director of Press Freedom Programmes. Published by International Press Institute One year after historic election, optimism mixes with sluggish pace of reform Just over one year ago, Sri Lankans chose Maithripala Sirisena to be their next president, in a surprise rejection of incumbent leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, the man who…