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Media Council as the main institution of media self-regulation in Finland: current trends 2016-2020

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For citation: Romanova R.B. Media Council as the main institution of media self-regulation in Finland: current trends 2016-2020 // Mediaskop. 2020. 4. Available at:

DOI: 10.30547/mediascope.4.2020.6


@ Randa B. Romanova

PhD student at the Chair of Foreign Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia),



The latest treatises indicated that the Finnish media council as the main institution of media self-regulation in the country was under pressure of new technological, political and cultural regime. However, recently, the Council has undergone a lot of changes: a new chairperson, full-time schedule and new projects launched. Considering this fact, the author researches its practical work analysing it in terms of the current media challenges. The article aims at determining the main tendencies in development of the Finnish Council for Mass Media in 2016−2018 focusing on new initiatives related to organisational transformations within the Council. The article provides statistics concerning the amount of complaints as well as describes recent changes in funding. The findings reflect the importance of the media council in solving topical issues in media and determine the short towards audience-oriented approach in its operation.

Keywords: Finnish media system, media self-regulation, media council, Finnish journalism.



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