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Media Law in Finland

Media Law in Finland

By Anette Alén-Savikko, Päivi Korpisaari


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Finland surveys the massively altered and enlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining to freedom of expression and regulation of communications. Everywhere, a shift from mass media to mass self-communication has put enormous pressure on traditional law models.

An introduction describing the main actors and salient aspects of media markets is followed by in-depth analyses of print media, radio and television broadcasting, the Internet, commercial communications, political advertising, concentration in media markets, and media regulation. Among the topics that arise for discussion are privacy, cultural policy, protection of minors, competition policy, access to digital gateways, protection of journalists’ sources, standardization and interoperability, and liability of intermediaries. Relevant case law is considered throughout, as are various ethical codes.

A clear, comprehensive overview of media legislation, case law, and doctrine, presented from the practitioner’s point of view, this book is a valuable time-saving resource for all concerned with media and communication freedom. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Finland will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.


Publish Date 08/10/2016
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041182630
SKU 10058257-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. Freedom of Expression
Chapter 1. General Introduction
Part II. Regulation of Journalism and (Print) Media
Chapter 1. The Profession of Journalism and Technology Neutrality
Chapter 2. The Rights of Journalists
Chapter 3. The Liability of Journalists
Chapter 4. Right of Reply
Chapter 5. Access to Public Information
Chapter 6. Council for Mass Media
Part III. Regulation of Audio-visual Media (Broadcasting)
Chapter 1. General Issues
Chapter 2. Public Service Broadcasting
Chapter 3. Regulating Electronic Media Operations
Chapter 4. Programme Standards
Chapter 5. Advertising Rules
Chapter 6. Right to Information
Chapter 7. Access to Networks and Platforms
Chapter 8. Standards and Interoperability
Part IV. Cross-Ownership Regulation
Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator

Selected Bibliography