Associations and Unions
The Norwegian Press Association (Norsk Presseforbund, NP) is an umbrella organization for all the Norwegian mass media, and has members coming from several other associations involving journalists, editors, media business representatives and TV-radio professionals. The NP promotes ethical standards, professionalism and integrity of the in Norwegian mass media with the objective of strengthening and protecting freedom of expression, press freedom and free access to information. This objective is also stated through the Code of Ethics of the press.
The Norwegian Union of Journalists (Norsk Journalistlag) is an independent trade union, responsible for the majority of the Norwegian journalists working in all kind of media. It can count over 9500 members and is divided in different regional chapters and some internal divisions, reuniting, for example, the freelance journalists.
The Association of Norwegian Editors (Norsk Redaktørforening) was founded in 1950. This national organization is responsible for editors and has the objective of protecting their independence with a view to strengthening press freedom.
The Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association (Mediebedriftenes Landsforening) has approx. 324 members and it represents the interest of the majority of the publishers in the country (member newspapers represents about 97 % of total newspapers circulation). Its objective is to work to promote “good and stable working conditions that ensure a diversity of economically healthy media”.
The Norwegian Association of Local Radio (Norsk Lokalradioforbund) links 132 local radios in the country, from stations owned by big companies to very small local stations. Its main purpose, as stated in its Statute is “to safeguard members’ common interests and promote local radio”.
The National association of Local Newspapers (Landslaget for Lokalaviser), founded in 1976, has more than 100 members, covering a wide newspaper circulation. The association works for the interest of the member newspapers and their readers.Back to top