Mike Hofman: Media censorship in Finland during the Cold War

by , under Enrique Tessieri

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 history are condemned to repeat it.

Even during the height of the Cold War, when media censorship and self-censorship were endemic in Finland, I never heard of the police searching a home of a reporter without a court order as happened Sunday,  according to  YLE News.

Read below Hofman’s thesis (in Dutch) and my interview in English.

Read full thesis (in Dutch) and a synopsis in English here.

Below is the interview in English that Mike Hofman had with me. There is only one correction in the interview. I worked for Bridge News, not British News.