Requesting rectification of a classification decision

A party not satisfied with the audiovisual programme classification decision made by an audiovisual programme classifier can submit a written rectification request specified in section 30 of the Act on Audiovisual Programmes to the National Audiovisual Institute.

Please note the audiovisual programme classification decision made by the National Audiovisual Institute can be appealed against to the Audiovisual Programme Board.

Party to the matter

The rectification request can be submitted by the party that the classification decision concerns or whose rights, obligations or benefits are directly affected by the decision (party to the matter). In most cases, the audiovisual programme classifier in question and the party ordering the classification are the parties to the matter.

Deadline for submitting the rectification request

The parties to the matter are notified of the classification decision by email and it is also published in the list of audiovisual programmes kept by the National Audiovisual Institute. The rectification request concerning a classification decision made by an audiovisual programme classifier must be submitted within 30 days of the date on which the party in question was notified of the classification decision.

Content of the rectification request

The rectification request must be submitted in writing. Under the Act on Electronic Services and Communication in the Public Sector (13/2003), a document submitted by email is also considered a written document. 

The rectification request must contain the following information:
– audiovisual programme classification decision that the rectification request concerns
– changes that should be made to the classification decision
– the grounds on which the classification decision should be changed
– the grounds on which the party submitting the rectification request is entitled to submit the request
– the party submitting the rectification request
– contact details of the party submitting the rectification request

Delivering the rectification request

The rectification request must arrive at the National Audiovisual Institute before 16.00 on the last day of the rectification request period.

A fee is charged for the decision made on the basis of the rectification request

The decision issued on the basis of the rectification request costs EUR 100. The National Audiovisual Institute notifies the party submitting the rectification request and the audiovisual programme classifier responsible for the original classification decision of the reclassification decision that it has made on the basis of the rectification request.

The authority to which the rectification request should be submitted 

The National Audiovisual Institute is the authority to which the rectification request should be submitted.

Appeal against the decision of the National Audiovisual Institute

The decision made by the National Audiovisual Institute on the basis of the rectification request concerning the classification decision made by an audiovisual programme classifier can be appealed against to the Audiovisual Programme Board. The appeal must be submitted within 14 days of the date on which the party in question was notified of the decision.

Instructions for submitting the rectification request(The content is in Finnish)

For more information, contact the National Audiovisual Institute at kirjaamo@kavi.fi.