Want to read the most recent news and press mentions about OKFestival, or get a press release or one-pager to create your own piece? Browse external articles and posts in the media by writers and journalists in both Finnish and English below - and if you write something about OKFestival, let us know so we can add it here.

OKfest Press Brief

We have compiled a brief for all communications with the press. This is to ensure that the press coverage the OKFestival receives is accurate and our message is coherent and clear. We are looking to compile all the media coverage into one package for all the organisers to share.

Press Contacts

For Information, interviews and press accreditation, or if you would like to join the press mailing list, please contact: Animaya Grant, Head of Communications at the Finnish Institute in London: / +44 207 404 3309

Please forward all press contacts and interview requests to the OKFestival press team at

During the festival, Sini Palosaari will be responsible for all the press contacts. Her email address is (or and phone number +358 40 5272597 (NB! Only in use during the festival).


Forward all media contact details to the press team: If you personally get an interview request or give out statements, please notify the press team so that they can keep track and ask for the published piece later.

Check direct quotes: If you give statements or a full interview, you have the right to check any direct quotes before publishing. This is a common practice and not against the freedom of press.

Mention the main organizers: If you give statements or full interviews, please kindly ask that the main organisers of the OKFest are mentioned; Open Knowledge Foundation, Finnish Institute in London and Aalto Media Factory.

Journalist accreditation: We are expecting approximately 20 journalists to be accredited for the event. The accreditation process requires a written confirmation from the journalist’s media/editor. The accredited press will receive a week pass for the festival, all available information on the event and help in organising interviews.

Media monitoring: We have a media monitoring contract covering the Finnish media (print, radio, TV) for the next three months. If you come across a news item in foreign media, please notify us at

Photography: Along with other documentation and photography, we are hiring a press photographer for the event. We will manage this photography during the festival and the images – but they will be available for all the OKFest organisers.


OKFest In the Press

OKFest Press Releases

OKFest Onepager

Images for the press