Enrique Tessieri

Yle opinion poll: PS support surges, about 20% of Finns suffer from social ills like racism

Migrant Tales does not usually publish opinion polls. However, the latest one published by Yle warrants a quick response. White Finnish newspapers headlined the news as, “Support for the Perussuomalaiset* party surpasses 20%.” I and many of my friends see it differently: “Support for the PS shows that Finland has a serious untreated racism problem.

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The Non-Discrimination Ombudsman recommends swimming halls to lift burkini ban

Migrant Tales wrote a story in 2013 on how the City of Vaasa, in cooperation with the Suomen Uimaopetus- ja Hengenpelastusliitto (SUH), the Finnish swimming instruction and lifesaver’s association, deemed the burkini “a security risk and not hygienic.” The decision led to the banning of the burkini at Vaasa swimming halls. Despite the initial eagerness

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Why Yle is partial and toothless: Purra, the stellar rise of a white Finnish supremacist

The critical reporting and credibility of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) have suffered in recent times star reporters quitting and parties like the Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS)* influencing editorial content from the board. There is no better example of Yle’s partiality and toothless reporting than a recent political human interest article about Riikka Purra, PS first

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PS MP Mäkelä wants to gag the free press

Finland is a country that enjoys the greatest amount of press freedom, according to Reporters without Borders. I suspect that one way that Finland has attained such a high ranking in the press freedom index is because politicians are not directly manipulating what the media should do and write. A rude example of such abuse,

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Finland should have more police monitoring hate speech on the Internet, not less

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED The Finnish police have at the most 10 Internet police officers who monitor hate speech, reports Yle, citing police inspector Måns Enqvist of the National Board of Police of Finland. The news was published after the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party claimed that too many police resources are being wasted to monitor

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Twitter Abirahim Husu Hussein: 27 PS members filed charges to the police

Abrirahim Husu Hussein tweeted that 27 members of the far-right Perusuomalaiset (PS)* party filed charges against the Helsinki city councilperson for tweeting in July that all the PS, its voters, and supporters are racists. Of all the Finnish political parties, the PS is the most racist. Under Jussi Halla-aho’s leadership, the party has steered to

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