INMA – 05/05/2019
Lena Samuelsson and Anna Careborg
The freedom of the press is currently under heavy pressure here in Sweden and in other countries. “News deserts” are increasingly large geographic areas with no local or regional journalism at all. In these news deserts, the powers that be are not scrutinised and people’s opportunities to inform themselves about what is happening around them and exercise their democratic rights as members of society are severely limited.