Freedom of the Press

Finland

Finland

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Free

Press Freedom Score
(0 = best, 100 = worst)

10

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

3

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

6

A wide variety of news media is available to the public, and a citizen's right of reply is guaranteed. Newspapers are privately owned, some by political parties or their affiliates. Many others are controlled by or support a political party. Per capita use of the Internet is among the highest in the world.