Today alcohol advertising is broadcasted on several Swedish TV channels even though there is a clear prohibition against alcohol advertising on radio and TV. By broadcasting from the UK, TV channels, so far, have managed to circumvent Swedish legislation. In 2011, IOGT-NTO filed a complaint against these broadcasts to the Swedish Broadcasting Authority (SBA), which Read More →

A recent report by social media Research Company Socialbakers analysing Facebook pages with more than 10,000 fans, found that the alcohol branch creates the most user engagement, closely followed by automotive related companies.   The report explains that the success of a page on Facebook largely depends on the quality in content. Facebook uses an Read More →

Booza TV, a campaign website dedicated to mobilizing South African society to address alcohol ‘in ways that will make a real difference’, reports that health minister Aaron Motsoaledi remains steadfast in his plans of banning alcohol advertising in public.   At the recent All Africa Environmental Health Congress held in Durban, Motsoaledi again spoke about Read More →

This month the Australian Baseball Federation became the fourteenth national Australian sporting organization to ditch alcohol sponsorship in favor of government funding. The development was taken to show the success of the government’s discouragement program for alcohol branded sport sponsorship, offering 25 million Australian Dollars in replacement sponsorship deals if sporting bodies cut ties with Read More →

According to website businessandleadership.com, brewer Budweiser and vodka maker Stolichnaya have asked to be blurred out of an upcoming Hollywood movie starring Denzel Washington due to the negative connotations alcohol has in the film. The movie in question, ‘Flight’, focuses on a pilot with an alcohol problem (Denzel Washington), who becomes a hero when he Read More →

The final conference of the AMPHORA research project  was held with the Swedish Medical Society in Stockholm, on 17th-19th October. Among other things, the conference resulted in the publication of the AMPHORA Manifesto on Alcohol Policy, in which 71 scientists from 33 organizations from 14 European countries provide a base of understanding of alcohol policy Read More →

In the US a federal judge upheld a state ban on alcohol advertisements in college newspapers last month, saying that student papers do not have a First Amendment-protected right to advertise age-restricted products to their primarily underage readerships.   The newspaper in question is The Cavalier Daily, of the University of Virginia. Federal judge Lauck Read More →