News Media Europe

Victoria Svanberg assumes Presidency of News Media Europe

Press releases , November 19, 2021


-Brussels, 19 November 2021-

Victoria Svanberg, chairman of Swedish publishing group NWT Media, is the new President of News Media Europe. Ms Svanberg takes over from Fernando de Yarza, who presided the association for 6 years.

Victoria Svanberg commented: “As President of News Media Europe I am keen to work with Europe’s news publisher to promote freedom of the press in Europe and beyond, and to build a sustainable future of our industry, while ensuring that the value of content is properly protected. I thank Fernando de Yarza for all the work he has done building our association to where it is today”.

Fernando de Yarza commented: “I congratulate Victoria Svanberg with her appointment. News Media Europe has quickly become a key player in the European media policy arena, defending the freedom of the press and contributing to a sustainable future for professional journalism in Europe. She is without a doubt the right person for the job”.

The association also appointed Mart Raudsaar (Postimees) and Paloma de Yarza (Heraldo de Aragón) as Vice Presidents. Outgoing Vice President Guy Black will be News Media Europe’s Media Freedom Ambassador.

About News Media Europe:

News Media Europe (NME) represents the progressive news media industry in Europe – over 2500 European news brands in print or online, and on radio and tv. NME is committed to maintaining and promoting the freedom of the press, to upholding and enhancing the freedom to publish, and to championing the news brands which are one of the most vital parts of Europe’s creative industries.

About Victoria Svanberg:

Victoria Svanberg is President of News Media Europe and Chairman of Svenska Tidningsutgivareföreningen – the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association. She is the chairman of the group NWT Media, a member of the Ander Foundation which promotes research and education in the field of media and has board member experience from several of Sweden’s and Norway’s media houses like Schibsted Media Norway and Polaris Media.

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Wout van Wijk, Executive Director,