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A Sámi media system?

Authors
  • Rasmussen, Torkel1
  • Sara, Inker-Anni1
  • Krøvel, Roy2
  • 1 Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Norway , (Norway)
  • 2 Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nordicom Review
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Mar 26, 2021
Volume
42
Issue
s2
Pages
22–35
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/nor-2021-0015
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

In this article, we propose a history of Sámi journalism and news media as a step in the direction of analysing the existing media system in Sápmi. Numerous Sámi activists and organisations have contributed to the establishment and running of Sámi media – in interaction, cooperation, and conflict with external actors such as missionaries, investors, and state institutions. This has resulted in a rich and vivid Sámi media environment and infrastructure, with many of the characteristics of a media system. However, fundamental processes governing the Sámi media system are subjected to regulations, procedures, and institutions external to Sámi society. This article calls for greater Sámi self-determination over key elements of the media system.

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