On your path of learning Finnish, one of the hardest languages in the world, tons of information is lost in translation. Most of the time there is none. We aim to fill the gaps.

While browsing the web, in search of news related to this land built with guts and covered with a thousand lakes, you come across snippets of information, which at their best scratch the surface. We aim to change that.

If you are an immigrant of Finland, we will help you integrate. If you are a fan of Finland, and perhaps your ancestors lived here, we will appease your thirst for knowledge. “The control of information is something the elite always does,” said the late best-selling author Tom Clancy. “Information, knowledge, is power.”

Finland Today is a pioneering Finnish news site in English, founded in 2013 and operating in the heart of the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

We aim to be your first choice in learning about the country or in search of in-depth analyses on current news topics to elevate the coffee table discussions at home, school or your place of work. Through an understanding of important topics covered by the Finnish press, we offer a voice for those residents of Finland and international readers interested in the country, who do not have a strong command of the Finnish language.

Our journalists are trained to present you a clear angle after careful sniffing. They are unlikely to sit in the lap of a decision-maker to be petted and told what to do. The world needs more guidedogs. Not lapdogs. Guidedogs.

The best way to follow us is to subscribe to our newsletter. For a fee, we will send you our latest articles. In addition, we will tailor you a unique, hand-made front page with the most recent and relevant articles. Sometimes we send you articles that are only available in our newsletter.

By subscribing, you will also become a supporter of a great cause. Writing daily news is hard work, and naturally, it’s not free.

You’ll feel great for helping us to stay in business.

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Become a supporter and a member of the Finland Today community for only 7.95 euros per month (including 24 percent VAT).  The process takes under a minute through PayPal, and after that you will be automatically redirected on our site to create a username and password. You will be billed monthly for the aforementioned amount until you decide to cancel. (If you are not satisfied with our service, we will do all the canceling for you.)

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  3. After clicking on the link in your email (very important!), you will be redirected to our registration page, where you are can choose your “username” and “password”.

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THE BENEFITS OF A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

As a Premium Member you get

  • Our exclusive, hand-made front page sent to your inbox
  • Advance links to our in-depth articles before they are prominently available for non-members
  • Notifications of new articles
  • Articles in a form of newsletter
  • Information about interesting upcoming events (e.g. demonstrations, exhibitions, free events)
  • To contribute to discussions on various topics

In addition, you become a supporter of

  • Independent work
  • Non-partisan media organization
  • Fact-checked, accurate news
  • Articles based on first-hand information (Due to our independent nature, our view is likely to differ from mass media)

We follow strict, ethical standards:

  • Accurate facts, complete and presented in whole, withholding bias, individual preferences and preferences of the source. The impartial pursuit of information.
  • Independent work: not republishing translations of Finnish articles or other news entities. Plagiarism and misappropriation of intellectual property will not be accepted.
  • Strict opposition to dishonest manipulation of media content (e.g. photos, videos) and accurate labeling of such media.
  • Identification of all sources, unless the source requires anonymity to avoid persecution or reprimand.
  • Clear and strict boundaries surrounding identification of Finland Today staff: refusing to rely on subterfuge to gain access to information or sources.
  • Presentation of sponsors listed by amount and year, in order to uphold transparency and independence.

 

Should you have any questions or encounter any problems, contact us at support(at)finlandtoday.fi.