The White Paper discussed the use of financial instruments to realize the Government's goals in media policy. In the report, the Government proposed a new financing model for the public service broadcaster NRK.
The White Paper also discussed key goals for the direct support schemes in the media field. It proposed a new model for managing media support, with three main elements: establishing media support for fixed four-year cycles, facilitating a more comprehensive media policy by reviewing the media policy instruments in a budget statement every four years, and strengthening the editorial independence of the media by establishing an independent body, the Media Support Council.
From January 1 2020, the public service broadcaster NRK is funded through tax revenue, based on the proposal in the White Paper. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture has held a public hearing on a proposal for a new Media Support Law. The proposal provides the framework for the new model presented in the White Paper. Based on the hearing, the Government has since withdrawn the proposed Media Support Council, and the Media Support Law has not yet been proposed to the Storting (the national parliament).
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