Last updated
Type Weekly newspaper
Format tabloid
PublisherTA-Tieto Oy
Editor-in-chief Marko Korvela
Founded1968;51 years ago (1968)
Political alignment Democratic socialist
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).

Finnish language language arising and mostly spoken in Finland

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Tiedonantaja's current editor-in-chief is Marko Korvela [1] who was preceded by Erkki Susi (1983-2012) and Urho Jokinen (1970–1983).

History and profile

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.

Taistoism was an orthodox pro-Soviet tendency in the mostly Eurocommunist Finnish communist movement in the 1970s and 1980s. The Taistoists were an interior opposition group in the Communist Party of Finland. They were named after their leader Taisto Sinisalo whose first name means "a battle", "a fight" or "a struggle". Sinisalo's supporters constituted a party within a party, but pressure from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union prevented the party from formally splitting. The term taistolaisuus was a derogatory nickname invented by Helsingin Sanomat and was never used by the group themselves. Although they were sometimes identified as "Stalinists", this was not a central part of their orthodoxy.

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The Communist Party of Finland was a communist political party in Finland. The SKP was a section of Comintern and illegal in Finland until 1944.

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. [2] Over 50,000 people sent May Day and new year's greetings, which were published in the special editions.

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