|Political alignment||Democratic socialist|
|Sister newspapers||Arbetartidningen Enhet 1974–1988|
Tiedonantaja is a Finnish leftist monthly newspaper published in Helsinki, Finland. It is the party organ of the new Communist Party of Finland (SKP).
Finnish is a Finnic language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland and by ethnic Finns outside Finland. Finnish is one of the two official languages of Finland ; Finnish is also an official minority language in Sweden. In Sweden, both Standard Finnish and Meänkieli, a Finnish dialect, are spoken. The Kven language, a dialect of Finnish, is spoken in Northern Norway by a minority group of Finnish descent.
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.
Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 km (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.
Tiedonantaja's current editor-in-chief is Marko Korvelawho was preceded by Erkki Susi (1983-2012) and Urho Jokinen (1970–1983).
Tiedonantaja was founded in 1968 as the paper of the taistoist minority faction of the Communist Party of Finland until the opposition was expelled in the mid-1980s.[ clarification needed ] In the late 1980s, the paper was also the organ of the electoral front, Democratic Alternative.
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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 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.
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In the 1970s, Tiedonantaja had a circulation of about 30,000. Its circulation was 6,000 copies in 2010.Over 50,000 people sent May Day and new year's greetings, which were published in the special editions.
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