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Organization and management

Director General

, Director Legal and Regulatory Department  

, Director Communications, Advice and Analysis

, Director of Administrations

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About the Norwegian Media Authority

The Norwegian Media Authority is a government agency  whose primary task is to ensure media diversity and promote critical understanding and use of media. We distribute licences for radio and tv according to law, and supervise that national broadcasters follow regulations and obligations. The NMA contributes to the protection of children from harmful media influences.

The Norwegian Media Authority gathers relevant research and disseminates information on media development and eceonomy, media effects and media use regarding children and adults.

The Council also classifies films for public screening. The ratings reflect whether the films are liable to harm the well-being of children. The age ratings are "all ages", 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18.

The staff consists of approximatly 36 employees. The media supervisory authority is subject to the Ministry of Culture.