Migrant Tales (July 3, 2014): Is ‘Heikki the drunk’ Finnish or Swedish?

Migrant Tales (July 3, 2014): Is ‘Heikki the drunk’ Finnish or Swedish?

Migrants’ Tales insight: This story is interesting when looking at the Fazer gigolo tv commercial in Finland, which reinforces stereotypes about certain migrants and minorities in this country. An all-white board of the Council of Ethics in Advertising, which gets all of its funding from the private sector, will have a difficult time understanding what […] more…
Migrants’ Rights Network: Yes, migrants are net contributors, but they are also our partners in challenging inequality and injustice

Migrants’ Rights Network: Yes, migrants are net contributors, but they are also our partners in challenging inequality and injustice

Migrant Tales’ insight: Another fine essay by Don Flynn, which brings to mind recent claims by the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party that migration costs the country up to 2 billion euros. The estimation is only a guess by the PS and which forget to calculate that the majority of migrants in Finland work, pay taxes and consume. […] more…
Response to Fazer’s gigolo says a lot about Finland today

Response to Fazer’s gigolo says a lot about Finland today

The decision by the Council of Ethics in Advertising of Finland that there was nothing wrong with Fazer’s gigolo television commercial says a lot about why there is so little respect towards minorities in this country. For those who lived in Finland in the 1970s, Fazer’s gigolo was the typical stereotype of the southern European […] more…
The Council of Ethics in Advertising of Finland finds nothing wrong with Fazer’s ‘gigolo’

The Council of Ethics in Advertising of Finland finds nothing wrong with Fazer’s ‘gigolo’

The Council of Ethics in Advertising has found nothing wrong with a Fazer advertisement, which depicting a stereotypical Southern European gigolo in a salt licorice television commercial. The seven-member board of the council, which are all white Finns, considered the commercial to be done in good taste and with humor. Migrant Tales filed a complaint to […] more…
November 6, 1981: Address to the international seminar (on the plight of foreign students in Finland)

November 6, 1981: Address to the international seminar (on the plight of foreign students in Finland)

Enrique Tessieri Finally the consciousness of the Finnish government and the Finnish public via the press have come to the point where the status of foreigners has been recognized as a problem. The simple fact that this issue has found its way into the public consciousness shows that we’ve come a long way. We’ve made […] more…
Journalismi ja blogikirjoittaminen uusille suomalaisille (Helsinki)

Journalismi ja blogikirjoittaminen uusille suomalaisille (Helsinki)

4.-5.12.2014 Otavan Opiston Osuuskunta, Annankatu 9 a 11, Helsinki Haluatko julkaista uutisia suomalaisissa tai ulkomaalaisessa mediassa? Kiinnostaako blogikirjoittajan ura? Haluatko tietää mitä on tiedottaminen? Löytääksesi paikan kirjoituksellesi, sinun tulee tuntea lehdistö ja markkinointi Suomessa kuten myös ulkomailla. Kurssin sisältö Koulutuksen päätavoite on yksikertainen: antaa keinoja julkaista valmista kirjoitustyötä. Lisäksi tavoitteena on lisätä Suomessa asuvien maahanmuuttajien […] more…
Lieksa, Finland: Migrant taxi driver assaulted by client

Lieksa, Finland: Migrant taxi driver assaulted by client

The North Karelian town of Lieksa is once again in the media after a migrant taxi driver was assaulted physically Friday by a client who also threatened to kill him, according to YLE Pohjois-Karjala. The suspect left the scene without paying the fare.  The police are investigating the case as an assault case and for […] more…
Islamophobia is rampant in the PS and they like it

Islamophobia is rampant in the PS and they like it

Or should the headline read: Islamophobia is rampant in the PS and they LOVE it? Two members of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) Salo city board said in a statement that the Muslim religion is incompatible with our Nordic welfare state values. The statement by the PS of Salo, a city located 114km west of the capital […] more…
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