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State Aid: ESA approves Norwegian innovation and development scheme for news and current affairs media



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Today, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has approved the Media Innovation scheme in Norway.

Media-support“State aid to media innovation facilitates pluralism and an enlightened open discourse in news and current affairs media”, says ESA President Bente Angell-Hansen.

The scheme aims especially to promote editorial innovation and development in small, local news and current affairs media. In Norway, there are already several aid schemes in place in the field of news and current affairs media, to which this scheme will be complimentary.

The scheme will have a yearly budget of up to NOK 30 million. It is scheduled to enter into force on 1 July 2018 and is valid until 31 December 2022.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Anne Vestbakke
Head of Communications
tel. +32 2 286 18 66
mob. +32 490 57 63 53

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