The mission of the Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga:

  • to help ensure that the Baltic countries have well-trained, committed and motivated journalists
  • to support the development of new business models in media by providing guidance for international praxis and non-governmental organizations
  • to bring out discussions on media structure, economics and ownership
  • to pursue discussion on issues of journalistic quality and ethics 

 This is performed through education, seminars/workshops and research.



The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga will communicate values such as transparency, respect, integrity and anti-corruption.

It is of great value to promote cooperation between the Baltic States and international partners. A commitment from Swedish journalists and newspaper/media owners to communicate these values is a necessary condition for success.

The goal is to create long-term activities which will contribute to the development of both individual journalists and the media overall in the three Baltic countries.


  • Conducting training of journalists
  • Conducting seminars giving inspiration and allowing for the exchange of experiences
  • Conducting various events to expand the journalists’ network and to also include journalists from Sweden and other Nordic countries
  • Conducting research projects related to media
  • Conducting policy-oriented events 


Support and Financing

The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga was established in 2009 thanks to a donation from the Anne-Marie and Gustaf Ander Foundation for Media Research in Karlstad, Sweden.

Gustaf Ander (1912-2000) was a major Swedish publisher for four decades. The foundation is still by far the major sponsor.

The expansion eastwards is financed by the Swedish Institute. The Nordic Council of Ministers has provided support to several programmes.