Posts Tagged: migration

Sloppy Finnish journalism that plays into fearmongering and xenophobia

Below, is one example of many of how media like the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) fuel racism and fear of asylum seekers in Finland. Asylum seekers and Muslims form a small part of Finland’s total immigration picture. Why do they give so much attention to them? If the story is to look at each parties’

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Migration Summer School 26/7/2018 – 1/8/2018 in Athens, Greece

Migrant Tales received the following mail from Dr. Theodoros Fouskas.  Check it out. 2018 MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL (MIGSS) on Precarious Labour, Human Trafficking, & Social Exclusion in Europe A unique summer program with on-site visits in Greece 26 July- 1 August 2018 EPLO premises in Sounion Α 7-day program in English will offer a state-of-the-art overview of

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To Finland from a Pakistani family: A second letter about hate crime*

Migrant Tales (MT) insight: In mid-March, MT published a letter from a Pakistani family. The victim, the father of the family, was brutally attacked on February 23 by three white Finnish youths. The victim and his wife believe that what happened was a hate crime. The police disagree. According to the wife, the following day after the Pakistani migrant was attacked, the police called the wife and stated that it was not a hate crime because “the suspects were intoxicated.” 

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The story of two asylum seekers in Finland: Arezo’s and Saboora’s three drawings

Two women, a young mother of two children, and of a teenage girl who traveled with her family to Finland in 2015. Both have something in common even if they are from different countries: Both are refugees who still don’t know if they will get asylum in Finland. Two years have gone by since their long

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Facebook: Western Finland is colder and racist

Alex Mckie is one of these foreigners who live in Finland that act and challenge racism. Here’s what he writes to us below.  

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Institute of Race Relations: When solidarity fails

In observations made at a side-meeting of the 87th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD),[1] the IRR’s director warned that Europe’s mishandling of the refugee crisis is fuelling racism.

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Λεόντιος Χριστοδούλου: Από τη Μεσόγειο στη Σκανδιναβία :Λεόντιος Χριστοδούλου

Μικρός θυμάμε άκουσα για τη Φιλανδία. Ήταν Χριστούγεννα στο Δημοτικό οπου πήγαινα στην Πάφο (Κύπρος) για το χωριό του αγαπημένου των μικρών και μεγάλων Άγιου Βασίλη στο Ροβανιέμι. Χιόνια σκέφτηκα, έλκυθρα να τα σέρνουν Τάρανδοι και φυσικά τον Ρούντολφ. Σίγουρα είπα μέσα μου είναι πολύ μακρυά και χρειάζεται πολλές μα πάρα πολλές ώρες για να φτάσει κανείς εκεί.

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