Research topic: Media and culture policy
Media policy is a part of the culture policy, and it forms the framework for how the media works. Media policy in Norway is based on freedom of expression clause in the Norwegian Constitution as well as on a number of other laws and regulations.
Our research on media and culture policy looks among others also into the meaning of history and institutions as far as the design of new media and culture policy is concerned. Our researchers are looking into how values, rules, laws and support schemes have been developing over time, and how legislation and regulation of the media and cultural sector varies between countries.
Film, Internet, public broadcasting, state aid to the media, ownership and privacy issues are some of the key research areas for the Department, with a special focus on new technologies which have challenged several of the former existing regulation forms.