Nordic Illusion and Challenges for Epistemic Rights in the Era of Digital Media

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The Nordic countries have been observed to have developed similar media and communications policies and communication rights. However, for historical reasons, the practical implementations of media policies and regulations in these countries also differ. The consequences of these varying implementations are especially observable in responses to current digital challenges. This chapter contributes to the study of epistemic rights by presenting three case studies that explore freedom of speech and dialogue, as well as Nordic countries’ responses to these issues through regulation and other media policy measures. While legislation values freedom of expression and dialogue, in practice, these principles can only be applied under favourable conditions. Support for epistemic rights is, therefore, continuously needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpistemic Rights in the Era of Digital Disruption
EditorsMinna Aslama Horowitz, Hannu Nieminen, Katja Lehtisaari, Alessandro D'Arma
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-45976-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-45975-7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2024
Publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameGlobal Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2634-5978
ISSN (Electronic)2634-5986

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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