Ministry of Culture

Abid Q. Raja (Lib.)

Minister of Culture and Equality

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the policy areas of culture, equality and discrimination, copyright, the media, sport and the voluntary sector. The Ministry also has overarching responsibility for the state lotteries run by Norsk Tipping and for regulating gaming and lotteries run by private organisations.

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The Power of Culture - Cultural Policy for the Future

Art and culture are expressions that build society, and cultural policy must be based on freedom of speech and tolerance. The cultural sector and civil society are prerequisites for an educated and enlightened public, and thus an investment in democracy. Culture must be free, based on personal involvement and voluntarism.

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Public consultation on a proposal for a new Media Liability Act

The Ministry of Culture has presented a proposal for a new media liability act which gathers and modernises current regulation relating to media liability and editorial independence.

Documents

What now - The Impact of Digitization on the Norwegian Music Industry

A study of the impacts of digitization on the music industry. The main purpose of the study was to gather more knowledge about the economic development in the Norwegian music industry in recent decades, in the light of continuous technological and digital development.

News from the Ministry

Abid Q. Raja

Large compensation scheme for culture, voluntary sector and sport

‘It is a very demanding time for the culture, voluntary and sport sectors, with businesses, organisations, clubs, associations and individuals seeing their income completely or partially disappear almost overnight. The Government will do what we can to help remedy the situation, and I am pleased to present a set of robust measures,’ said Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Q. Raja.

Voluntary sector retains state support

‘I am pleased, as the Minister of Culture and Equality, to assure voluntary organisations on behalf of the Government that they will keep state grants which they have already received or for which an administrative decision has been taken that they are to receive. This concerns activities that cannot be carried out due to rules issued by the health authorities,’ said Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Abid Q. Raja (Liberal Party).

Public consultation on a proposal for a new Media Liability Act

The Ministry of Culture has presented a proposal for a new media liability act which gathers and modernises current regulation relating to media liability and editorial independence.

Contact


Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Press phone: +47 90 23 10 93
Address: , Postboks 8030 Dep 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Grubbegata 1, Oslo

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