This blog by Mirette Kangas was published at the Agile 2018 conference on 7 August 2018 in San Diego, where she talked with Antti Kirjavainen about the development of Yle’s company culture implemented through its Lean-Agile Accelerator.
New ways to better understand the everyday lives of Finns have been under development at Yle for a long time. We have been strongly developing analytics and enriching it in various ways, such as modelling age and gender, as well as making sense of user contexts.
There is more information than ever before in history in the hands of mankind today, but freedom of speech is facing real threats at the same time. Plentiful information does not guarantee its quality.
Finnish tax authorities are calling on national broadcaster Yle to hand over the data sources that formed the basis of the so-called Panama Papers leak. However we will not comply with the request. We see this demand as a fundamental challenge to press freedom in Finland.