Media and Communications Unit

The Director of the Unit: Niina Hyrsky, Director of Communications

The remit of the Media and Communications Unit covers the internal and external communications of the Ministry of Defence and the definition of principles for the entire administrative branch's communication.

The Media and Communications Unit is responsible for providing the communication services required by the top management. For example, the Unit participates in the arrangements of official visits and organises press conferences. Other responsibilities include e.g. managing the Ministry's media relations and following national and international media.

In addition, the Media and Communications Unit is responsible for the Ministry's electronic communication and designs, develops and creates contents for the trilingual website. The Ministry of Defence produces all of its material for information purposes in the two domestic languages, Finnish and Swedish, and also in English. The Unit produces material for the Ministry's official brochures.

Media and Communications Unit

Director for Public Policy Niina Hyrsky
Tel. +358 295 140120

Senior Advisor Kirsti Haimila
Deputy Director of Unit, crisis information
Tel. +358 295 140122

Senior Advisor Kristian Vakkuri
International affairs, NORDEFCO communication
Tel. +358 295 140123

Senior Advisor Aleksi Kuutio
Web editor-in-chief
Tel. +358 295 140128

Planning Officer Eijaliisa Kettunen
Intranet editor-in-chief
Tel. +358 295 140124

Information Assistant Jaana Riihimaa
Editor-in-chief of MoD Personnel Magazine, supportive media tasks
Tel. +358 295 140121



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