Posts Tagged: YLE

Yle’s coverage of the Oulu sexual assault cases is an example of overkill and Islamophobia

How would you describe Yle’s coverage of the Oulu sexual assault cases? From November 27 to February 13, the state-owned broadcaster published a whopping 77 stories on the topic. This is not counting all the other stories that the tabloids and other print media published during that period. 

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YLE of Finland changes picture of niqab-wearing woman after objections. The new picture still instills fear of asylum seekers.

YLE published on Wednesday a story about what different parties’ positions are on migration and cultural diversity. The picture that the state-owned broadcaster chose was, in our opinion, a poor example of opinionated journalism that fuels fear and racism. 

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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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Pressiklubi gives simplistic, apologetic view on how the Finnish media is “more balanced” today when writing about non-white Finns

It is surprising to hear how some politicians and journalists continue to have simplistic and apologetic views of racism and bigotry in this country. If YLE’s Päivi Happonen and Atte Kaleva’s words are to be believed on Pressiklubi, the Finnish media has finally woken up and writes more balanced stories about migrants and minorities that live in Finland. 

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A poll that that tells us that Finland will continue to be Islamophobic and weary of cultural diversity

An opinion poll and two results: how do young and older people vote and what does it say about the political future of Muslims and cultural diversity in Finland? For one, it suggests that matters will get worse before they improve. 

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Exposing* white Finnish privilege #39: The Hollywood ending of racism that will never happen in Finland

There is one characteristic when watching for some years Finnish journalists, public officials, politicians and the public debate about racism: Everything will end like in a Hollywood movie, and we’ll live happily forever.

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YLE parliamentary working group: Broadcaster is “diverse but not multicultural”

A parliamentary working group chaired by National Coalition Party (NCP) MP Arto Satonen to examine the role of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) is not proposing any drastic change to the system of funding but plans to make the broadcaster more nationalistic.

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Why the PS of Finland is a hostile party to our ever-growing culturally diverse community

A parliamentary committee, which is deciding on the future of the Finnish Broadcast Company (YLE), on important issues like how much state funding it should get and its role. If Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Teuvo Hakkarainen had his way, it cut YLE’s budget and thereby downsize the broadcaster’s Swedish-language service.

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