Finland country profile
- 7 March 2012
- From the section Europe
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.
- Helsingin Sanomat - Helsinki daily
- Ilta-Sanomat - Helsinki, evening daily
- Hufvudstadsbladet - Helsinki, Swedish-language daily
- Kauppalehti - Helsinki, business daily
- Taloussanomat - Helsinki, business daily
- Aamulehti - Tampere, daily
- Turun Sanomat - Turku, daily
- Demari - Helsinki, organ of Social Democratic Party
- Kansan Uutiset - Helsinki, organ of Left Alliance
- Iltalehti - Helsinki, evening daily
- Helsinki Times - English-language
- Finnish News Agency - Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT) - in Finnish, Swedish and English