Sweden is a highly developed, post-industrial society located in Northern Europe, which enjoys a reasonably buoyant economy, and is an active creator and consumer of diverse media products. With a population of just over 10 million, the country has seen an influx of immigration, with official statistics in 2017 noting that about 2.4 million people have a foreign background or origin. Swedish is the country’s official language, and since 1999, Finnish, Meänkieli, the Sami languages, Romani, and Yiddish are recognised as minority languages. In 2018, Arabic replaced Finnish as being the second-most widely spoken language in the country, while English is a de facto unofficial language. This entry provides an overview of media in Sweden and then explores broadcast, print, and new media, as well ...

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