In 2011 the Finnish government announced that all data generated with public funds should, in principle, be made freely available.
This commitment has already seen the release of campaign funding data by the National Audit Office of Finland and citywide information being collected in one place via the Helsinki Region Infoshare project. Other initiatives include the crowdsourcing of Freedom of Information Act data requests.
Meanwhile, Finland's largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat has announced a competition worth 3000 euros to find innovative 'article apps' that can help newspapers and other publishers present data in innovative and interactive ways.
For more information on the competition, see here.
Source: Open Knowledge Foundation blog.