News / 25.05.2015

Council for Mass Media to get full-time chairperson

From the beginning of 2016 Council for Mass Media (CMM) will have a full time chairperson. The post will replace the present part-time position, currently held by Risto Uimonen, whose chairmanship ends at the end of the year.

“This is an important investment in the self-regulation of the Finnish media,” said Riitta Pihljamäki, who chairs the CMM’s support association and is head journalistic standards and ethics at the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

The new CMM chairperson, who will be appointed in the autumn, will be responsible for the financial and administrative running of the council in addition to leading its work. This means that the work of the chairperson and the council’s current general secretary, Iikka Vänttinen, who retires in 2016, will be combined.

Nominations for a new chairperson will begin immediately after the summer. The position is a four-year term, and can be filled by the same individual for a maximum of two terms.

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