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Operating principles

Yle’s operations are governed by the Act on Yleisradio Oy. The act defines the duties of Yle's public service media, as well as the duties of the Administrative Council and the Board of Directors.

Our operations are also based on ethical guidelines and instructions. Yle's strategy directs future goals and operational principles. Yle's Code of Conduct binds all Yle's operations, and every employee, freelancer and partner working for Yle.

 

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The acts governing Yle's operationst

The Act on Yleisradio Oy

The Act on Yleisradio Oy defines the duties of Yle's public service media, as well as duties of the Administrative Council and the Board of Directors.

The Act on Yle Tax

The Act on Yle tax defines the grounds for the public broadcasting tax payable by private persons and organisations. (Only in Finnish)

The Act on the State Television and Radio Fund

The Act on the State Television and Radio Fund lays down the provisions for funding Yle’s operations.

The Act on the Exercise of Freedom of Expression in Mass Media

The Act on the Exercise of Freedom of Expression in Mass Media (Finlex) defines, among other things, the duties of responsible editors.

The Act on Audiovisual Programmes

The Act on Audiovisual Programmes (Finlex) contains provisions on labels indicating the age limits for television programmes.

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Guidelines for content

Ethical Guidelines for the Production of Programmes and Content

Yle's Ethical Guidelines for the Production of Programmes and Content bind everyone who makes content in or for Yle.

Guidelines for Journalists

Our journalists are committed to following the Council of Mass Media in Finland’s Guidelines for Journalists.

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Privacy and web content

Privacy Statement for Yle's Services

The Privacy Statement for Yle's Services describes the practices for the collection and processing of personal data at Yle.

External requests for removing Yles web content

Yle does not remove published web content up on a request from external parties. External requests for removing web content may only be approved in exceptional cases.