Posts Tagged: Helsingin Sanomat

The wrong question by Helsingin Sanomat that feeds anti-immigration sentiment and undermines human rights

Helsingin Sanomat’s election or vote compass questions say a lot about how the Finnish media approaches and writes about asylum and migration issues. Martin Scheinin, international law and human rights professor at the European Institute University, raises an important point about how the newspaper approaches asylum policy. 

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Sensationalist stories in Finland about migrants based on exaggeration and lies

Ever wondered what happened to those rape stories in the Finnish media? Below, you will find one with a provocative headline that strikes fear (and attracts potential advertisers): “A shocking figure from the beginning of the year: Rape crime grew by over 400% in Turku compared previously.”

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How Finland’s media writes about migrants and minorities: Helsingin Sanomat does it again

This story by Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest daily, is a typical example of how migrants and minorities are portrayed in this country: there is a picture of a Somali woman because it is about migrants, and not one member of the non-white Finnish community is interviewed. 

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Mike Hofman: Media censorship in Finland during the Cold War

The thesis below published in 2014 by Mike Hofman. It is a comprehensive report on how censorship and self-censorship happened in Finland during the Cold War. It is surprising how Finland has sidestepped this issue and thrown it in the dustbin of history.  As the old saying states, if we don’t know or deny our

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Great to hear that attitudes towards migrants are improving in Finland. Let’s not, however, generalize and cry victory yet

Why are attitudes becoming more favorable towards migrants in Finland? Helsingin Sanomat turns to Lena Näre, a sociologist, to provide some insight on why attitudes towards migrants have become more desirable. 

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Helsingin Sanomat survey on migrants reveals expectations that adaption in Finland is and will be a one-way process

Finland’s largest daily, Helsingin Sanomat, published a survey Friday about the minimum requirements that foreigners should adapt to if living here. Seventy-seven percent fully agreed that white Finns should be able to shake hands with both sexes. The survey showed as well that 52% were against women’s-only swimming hours and that 37% felt that one should bathe naked in the sauna. 

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Defining white Finnish privilege #27: White versus Other media

On occasions Migrant Tales, the Other media, does investigative journalism. When we do such type of investigative reporting it’s because there is a big story that needs to be told. One of these big stories that we scooped was on Luona, a private company that treats asylum seekers badly and makes money off them.

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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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