Culture, the media, sports



Culture is to be a dynamic, challenging and independent force based on the freedom of expression. Everyone is to have the opportunity to participate in cultural life. Creativity, diversity and artistic quality are to be integral parts of society's development.


The objective of media policy is to support freedom of expression, diversity, the independence and accessibility of the mass media, and to counteract harmful effects of the media.


State support for sport is based on a child rights perspective and aims to support activities that help to develop the interest of children and young people in physical exercise and sport, enable everyone to engage in sport and physical exercise, and actively combat doping in sport.

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs will take over responsibility for sports on 1 January 2015. Under the Section 5 order decided by the Prime Minister on 14 October, the Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport will present sports-related business, which will remain under the Ministry of Culture until 1 January 2015.