Finnish PM Sipila caught up in press freedom row

Finnish PM Sipila caught up in press freedom row

Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila has denied allegations that he tried to suppress coverage of allegations against him and his family.
Mr Sipila has already rejected claims of a conflict of interest over a contract awarded by a state-run mine to a steel company owned by his relatives.
But the case has now also placed him at the heart of a censorship row.
It has emerged that Mr Sipila sent a series of emails to public broadcaster YLE to complain about its coverage.
Finland has been rated highest in the World Press Freedom index for the past five years.
The prime minister told reporters on... read more

30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC

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