Free in Finland

Photo on 2009-11-26 at 22.37Helsinki used to have two free dailies, Uutislehti 100 (launched in 1997) and Metro (launched in 1999).

Sanoma, the dominant newspaper publisher in Finland, bought Uutislehti 100 in 2004 and Metro two years later. Uutislehti 100 merged with Metro in 2008.

However, there is no shortage of free papers, although Metro is the only daily available. During my short stay in Helsinki I picked up almost 10 weekly, bi-weekly, semi-weekly or monthly frees: Varti, City, Helsinki Times, Metropoli, Marimekko, Matkaan, Sue and ytv. And this is no doubt not the complete list.

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