Finland applauds and supports press freedom and its role in democracy
Press Freedom Day, held annually on May 3, reminds people all over the world that a free and independent media is necessary for a well-functioning democracy. The World Press Freedom Index appears on the same day. In 2022, it ranks Finland at number five.
Finland tops World Happiness Report for fifth time in a row, highlights trust, wellbeing and freedom – other Nordics in top 8
Finland leads the 2022 World Happiness Report, with the other Nordic countries keeping it company in the top eight. What are the values and systems that contribute to keeping Finland at the head of this list?
Finnish organisation gets women into coding and opens career paths
The software industry is male-dominated, but Mimmit koodaa (Women code) has brought thousands of women into professional coding. It started with workshops and grew to include networking and career support.
New kind of election in Finland selects decision-makers for wellbeing services
January 23, 2022 is election day for a completely new category of election, anticipating the reform of social and health services that takes effect on January 1, 2023. Foreign residents of Finland have the right to vote and to run as candidates.
Turkish organisation that combats violence against women receives international award in Finland
Finland has awarded the International Gender Equality Prize, the first high-profile prize of its kind in the world, to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform – an organisation doing groundbreaking work to combat violence against women in Turkey.
Bold prints and sustainability: Finnish design house Marimekko celebrates at 70
Finnish textile and clothing brand Marimekko marks 70 bold and colourful years in 2021. We talk with Mika Ihamuotila, the chair of the board, about the company’s history and future – and about his love for the Finnish archipelago.
Expats take part in Finland’s municipal elections, held after two-month delay
This time, it’s personal. It’s local politics all over the nation. Finland’s municipal elections include a larger number of candidates than other levels of politics. Foreign residents can vote or run for office, too.