Minister Berner: Cooperation in the media sector essential

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 22.6.2016 10.16
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"I am very pleased that the working group on the future of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE reached a unanimous decision. I want to thank the chair of the group, Arto Satonen, for his valuable input in finding a compromise solution," said Ms Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications.

A parliamentary working group, under the leadership of its chair Arto Satonen, MP (National Coalition Party), reviewed the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE's funding and its role as a public service provider. The working group published its proposals on 16 June.

"The working group has looked into the role of YLE in the media sector from many perspectives. It has widely consulted experts and conducted a thorough review of the media sector, particularly the situation of regional newspapers," Ms Berner says.