Ensuring media diversity and plurality in Norway

April 10, 2017/ By LSE Norway has a multi-party parliamentary system with a minority government coalition currently based on the Conservative Party and the populist Progress Party. The appointment of independent committees to gather information, analyze current challenges and propose new policy instruments is a stable feature of the political system. The ensuing reports are…

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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…