Europe

Finland country profile

  • 7 March 2012
  • From the section Europe
Finnish newspaper front pages
Image caption Finnish newspaper reflect a range of political opinions

Finland's broadcasting sector is dynamic. Public YLE, funded by licence fees, operates radio and TV networks.

New stations compete in a market once dominated by YLE and established private broadcaster MTV. Pay-TV is provided by pan-Nordic operator Canal+.

Finnish law gives every citizen the right to publish printed material, and guarantees the right of reply. Newspapers are privately owned and reflect a range of political views. Finland came first in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index.

More than 4.7 million Finns were online by June 2012, a penetration rate of more than 89% (Internetworldstats.com). Finland has made broadband access a legal right for every citizen.

The press

Television

Radio

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