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Original name: Laki sananvapauden käyttämisestä joukkoviestinnässä
Name: Act on the Exercise of Freedom of Expression in the Mass Media (460/2003).
Country: Finland
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-06-13
Entry into force:
Published on: Finlands Författningssamling, 2003-06-13, No. 460, pp. 2111-217, ISSN: 0787-3182
ISN: FIN-2003-L-64998
Bibliography: Finlands Författningssamling, 2003-06-13, No. 460, pp. 2111-217, ISSN: 0787-3182
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation Ministry of Justice, Finlex, Finland PDF PDF (consulted on 2006-06-21)
Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish FINLEX, Ministry of Justice, Finland PDF in Finnish [as amended] PDF in Finnish [as amended] (consulted on 2011-03-21)
Abstract/Citation: Contains 26 sections covering, inter alia, general provisions (objectives, definitions, scope of application), publishers' obligations (editors, duty to provide information, duty to publish public authorities messages under certain circumstances), rights for private person to reply to published message and to correct published false information as well as duty to publish such message, liability for contents of published message, means of coercion, sanctions and miscellaneous. Repeals Freedom of the Press Act (No. 1 of 1919) and Radio Liability Act (No. 219 of 1971).

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