Local journalism grants

The Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

General news media can apply for support for local journalism in areas that lack or have poor journalistic coverage. The grants are technology-neutral and can be applied for by general news media, regardless of content or form of distribution. The Media Support Committee considers the application for support. Grants are awarded for initiatives relating to journalistic coverage, which means that a news medium launches, expands or maintains journalistic coverage of an area that lacks or has poor coverage. The purpose is to strengthen local journalism in such areas. An application for a local journalism grant can be made for initiatives regarding journalistic coverage of geographical areas with poor coverage. The purpose is to strengthen local journalism in areas that currently lack or have weak journalistic coverage. An area primarily consists of a municipality but can also be part of a municipality or several contiguous municipalities. Local journalism grants are awarded annually and may amount to a maximum of sek 2 millon per area.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The number of areas without journalistic coverage has decreased

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

12844000 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Public Sector
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
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