Finland profile - Media
Finland's broadcasting sector is dynamic.
The public broadcaster Yle is funded by an annual tax. It operates alongside privately-owned radio and TV networks.
TV is the most popular medium and Yle's flagship TV1 is the most-watched channel. MTV3 and Nelonen are the leading commercial networks.
Finland is the leading EU country in terms of press readership, and 58% of Finns say they read a press title daily. Newspapers are privately-owned and reflect a range of views. Helsingin Sanomat is the most-read paper.
Finland ranked second, after Norway, in the 2019 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) global media freedom index.
Around 5.2 million Finns were online by 2019, a penetration rate of 94% (InternetWorldStats.com). The internet is "open and unrestricted", says Freedom House.
- Helsingin Sanomat - national daily
- Ilta-Sanomat - national daily
- Iltalehti - national daily
- Hufvudstadsbladet - Swedish-language daily
- Kauppalehti - business daily
- Helsinki Times - English-language
- Finnish News Agency - Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT) - in Finnish, Swedish and English