Posts Tagged: COVID-19

University of Eastern Finland 14 May: Journalism in times of Covid-19: Representations of Latin America in Finnish Media

Tapahtumapäivämäärä:14.5.2021Aika:13:00–14:30Tapahtumapaikka:OnlineLisätietoja:ZoomAdd to calendar:GoogleOutlookiCal Welcome to a webinar organized by the Research Group Environment, Society and Development in Latin America (ESDLA) at the University of Eastern Finland. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists have the challenging task of gathering and distributing accurate and reliable information. This task becomes more critical and demanding when journalists create international news

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Donald Trump’s law-and-order crusade and cemetery silent and gagged streets

I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system. Noam Chomsky US President Donald Trump has threatened to employ the army to end nationwide riots that have engulfed his administration and the nation, The Guardian reports. “Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor

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The Coronavirus Revolution is unfolding

“We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.”— Malcolm X “I can’t breathe.” — George Floyd What is the Coronavirus Revolution? Covid-19 + mass unemployment + balooning social inequality + racist self-serving US president = CORONAVIRUS REVOLUTION. Social movements, like the one we are seeing in the United States today, are sparked by

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How does the Perussuomalaiset party resemble the coronavirus or vice versa?

Here are some symptoms of the coronavirus: fever, dry cough, sore throat, tiredness, headaches, loss of taste, and smell. Here are some symptoms of the PS virus: racism, Islamophobia, bigotry, climate denial, conspiracy theories, mediocracy, pro-Putin, and incompetence. Like Covid-19, which fools and infects healthy cells, the PS virus also enters and infects institutions like

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Twitter (Amin A Alem): COVID-19 and the racialization of Others

As xenophobic parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party blame visible minorities for growing coronavirus infections, the same is being spread by people by people who should know better. The rise of a racist party like the PS during the 2010s, which reinforced many Finns’ xenophobic views, suggests that labeling and racializing will continue to pick

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UPDATED: How many coronavirus infected refugees at the Espoo asylum reception center?

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED After MTV broke a story about coronavirus infections at the Luona-managed Nihtisilta reception center in Espoo, Migrant Tales got confirmation Wednesday from the company that there are two infected asylum seekers with coronavirus. We had reported Tuesday, citing a source at the reception center, that the possible number of infected asylum

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Coronavirus: When will it end?

We have all heard the case for increased testing for coronavirus (COVID-19). But we need other tests like those that will judge our politicians and how they handle COVID-19. An article in the Washington Post interviewed a black man in Louisiana who said that “wearing a facemask won’t protect us from our history [of slavery

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Ahti Tolvanen: coronavirus and us

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED The closure of hundreds of schools, theaters, gymnasiums, and restaurants as well as the closing off of the Province of Uusimaa very much gives the appearance that the government is serious about doing everything it can to protect the country from the COVID-19 epidemic sweeping the world. It seems to show

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How is coronavirus impacting the Asian community of Finland?

It’s highly probable that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a racist knock-on effect against Asians and other visible migrants and minorities. While this may be the case, the question is, why is it underreported or hardly ever mentioned by the media? A story in Helsingin Sanomat, dated February 7, interviews a Chinese national: “People use

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QUOTE OF THE DAY Yuval Noah Harari: The lack of trust is #coronavirus’ greatest threat

Historian and professor Yuval Noah Harari* talks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about the threat of the global coronavirus pandemic. Harari stresses unity. Closing borders and isolating oneself is not the full answer. An outbreak of coronavirus in one country is a threat to everyone. Amanpour: “What as an ordinary citizen worries you the most?” “I

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