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Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 12:10:37 AM
FTimes Report, Sept 12
File picture of Markku Mantila.Photo–Lehtikuva.
The government on Thursday appointed Markku Mantila as the director-general of the Government Communications Department at the Prime Minister’s Office for a five-year term, said an official press release.
 
The DG of the Government Communications Department receives the title of Director of Government Communications.

Mantila worked as a journalist at the Ilkka and Turun Sanomat newspapers between 1985 and 1994.
 
In 1995 he took office at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, working until 2002 in positions that included first secretary at the embassies of Finland in Seoul and Madrid.
 
In 2002, he became the editor-in-chief of the Pohjalainen newspaper and in 2009 the editor-in-chief of the Kaleva newspaper.

The Director of Government Communications plans and implements the communications of the government and coordinates and develops ministries’ external communications.
 
In addition, the Director of Government Communications is responsible for implementing strategic communications of the government in situations separately determined by the prime minister, said the press release.
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