In Finland news has been one of the first areas where the need for easy-to-read language has been recognized and addressed in campaigns. All people have the right to know about domestic and global news topics and about the discussion around timely issues. Easy-to-read news is a window to the operation and current affairs of our society, as well as a key to participation and equality.
In Finland there are three media publishing timely information in easy-to-read language:
The easy-to-read current affairs newspapers, the Finnish-language Selkosanomat and its Swedish-language affiliate LL-Bladet, report on domestic and international affairs, sports, entertainment, culture and daily life topics to all readers who need easy-to-read language. They come out every other week as both printed and online versions. Selkosanomat (in Finnish) LL-Bladet (in Swedish)
Yle Uutiset Selkosuomeksi (YLE news in Easy Finnish) offers daily news in Finnish on TV, online and on the radio. The news services are targeted primarily at persons studying Finnish as a second or foreign language. Yle Uutiset selkosuomeksi (in Finnish)
The Leija magazine is targeted at readers with intellectual disabilities. The magazine comes out six times a year. Leija contains news, entertainment and writings and pictures by its readers. Leija in Finnish: in ISSUU