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Media: Are there positive measures for promoting or restrictions for minority and lesser used language in the media?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Discrimination, Equality
27/02/2012 - 16:24
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The Act on Yleisradio Oy (i.e. Finnish Broadcasting Company) provides that the company must treat in its broadcasting Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking citizens on equal grounds and produce services in the Sámi, Romani and sign languages, as well as, where applicable, in the languages of other language groups in the country. In addition the company must provide programming for minorities. According to the Act on Yleisradio Oy, the company is to submit every second year to parliament a report on the implementation of the public service in the past two years after having heard the Sámi Parliament.

Groups affected/interested Linguistic minorities, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Daily life
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