Posts Tagged: Estonians

UPDATE (Apr. 3): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link. Apr. 3 This story was removed by Helsingin Sanomat the following day and the newspaper has apologized for publishing it. Miten kutsuisimme virolaisia? (Helsingin Sanomat) What’s wrong

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Why isn’t anyone labeling Estonians?

If I belonged to a certain anti-immigration party in Finland, how would I use the following information to score brownie points with the voters: 700 out of 1,200 suspected drunk-driving cases in Finland are by Estonian nationals, according to tabloid Ilta-Sanomat. Even if such a high number of Estonians were caught driving under the influence

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Selling xenophobia and racism in Finnish tabloids in the 1990s

The early 1990s were a gruesome time for Finland for a number of reasons. Apart from suffering one of its worst-ever recessions in a century, the ugly face of racism become ever-public. Fortunately at the time, immigrants accounted for less than 1% of the total population so there weren’t too many around to blame except for Russians, Estonians, Roma, blacks and Somalis in the tabloids.

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