Last updated
TypeMonthly newspaper
Format tabloid
PublisherKustannusyhtiö TA-Tieto Oy
Editor-in-chief Petra Packalén
Founded1968;55 years ago (1968)
Political alignment Marxist
Language Finnish
Headquarters Helsinki
Circulation 6,000 (2010)
Sister newspapers Arbetartidningen Enhet 1974–1988
ISSN 0356-1631
Website tiedonantaja.fi

Tiedonantaja is a Finnish leftist monthly newspaper published in Helsinki, Finland. It is the party organ of the new Communist Party of Finland (SKP).


Tiedonantaja's current editor-in-chief is Petra Packalén [1] who was preceded by Marko Korvela (2012-2018) and Erkki Susi (1983-2012).

History and profile

Tiedonantaja was founded in 1968 as the paper of the taistoist minority faction of the Communist Party of Finland [2] until the opposition was expelled in the mid-1980s.[ clarification needed ] During the 1970s and in the first half of the 1980s Kansan Uutiset represented the moderates in the party whereas Tiedonantaja was the organ of the doctrinaire faction. [3] In the late 1980s, the paper was also the organ of the electoral front, Democratic Alternative.

Tiedonantaja was first published irregularly by the Uusimaa district organisation of the SKP. It became a nationwide publication after other taistoist districts joined, and in 1970 the paper began to be published on a weekly basis. In 1972, Tiedonantaja was published three times a week and from 1973 onwards, four times a week. The paper reduced back to its weekly format in 1990. Tiedonantaja became a monthly newspaper in 2018.

In the 1970s, Tiedonantaja had a circulation of about 30,000. Its circulation was 6,000 copies in 2010. [4] Over 50,000 people sent May Day and new year's greetings, which were published in the special editions.

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  1. "Petra Packalén on valittu Tiedonantajan uudeksi päätoimittajaksi". Tiedonantaja (in Finnish). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2023.
  2. Esko Salminen (1999). The Silenced Media The Propaganda War between Russia and the West in Northern Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 41. doi:10.1057/9780230389922. ISBN   978-0-230-38992-2.
  3. Eric Solsten; Sandra W. Meditz, eds. (1988). "The Communist Party". Finland: A Country Study. Washington, DC: GPO for the Library of Congress. ISBN   978-1490435749.
  4. Ilmoitukset Tiedonantaja 2010