Media in Sweden

7.5 credits

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This course provides an introduction to the Swedish media landscape and some basic theoretical frameworks in order to understand and compare media structures of various countries.

Swedish media are strongly protected by legislation. The Freedom of the Press Act is a constitutional law, dating back to 1766. The right to publish and to disseminate information is protected and an information sources has the right to remain anonymous. To guarantee an open Swedish society, the press law states the principle of public access to all official records.


In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city centre. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

The city centre is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!

House Vita at universitetskajen in Kalmar