World Press Freedom Day 2016
Chair, Council for Mass Media in Finland (Finland)
Elina Grundström is the chair of the Council for Mass Media in Finland. She has a masters degree in sociology and wide-ranging experience of the media terrain. Her positions have included being editor-in-chief of the biweekly magazine Vihreä Lanka and visiting professor of journalism at the University of Tampere. She has written several non-fiction books and is well known as an outspoken columnist and an expert on freedom of expression. She was chair of the council of the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development VIKES from 2006 to 2015.