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Increased media support in the Government’s budget
To enable continued distribution of printed newspapers in areas where newspaper distribution is affected by mail being delivered every other day and to promote journalism throughout country, the media support appropriation is being increased by SEK 100 million. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
This investment secures funding for the current year for a solution to continued daily distribution of newspapers in areas where mail is delivered every other day. This is important to ensure continued delivery to newspaper readers’ mailboxes in rural areas.
The funding is also intended to compensate for increased expenditures for rights-based operational subsidies and thus the need for increased funding for media support, including editorial subsidies. This is particularly important for news media still suffering from reduced advertising income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.