Posts Tagged: YLE

Shame on the Finnish media for stereotyping Muslim women. It’s called biased and racist journalism.

Why are Muslims, especially women, usually pictured covering their faces? Do these types of images in the media reinforce our stereotypes about Muslim women? Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading daily, is one representative of the media that reinforces stereotypes about Muslim women. While the article is important because it talks about forced marriages, why can’t it

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Actions of the Finnish police and Yle reveal multicultural incompetence in coverage of Oulu sexual assault cases

It is odd how little Yle takes the blame for being the facilitator of anti-immigration and anti-Muslim sentiment in regards to the sexual assault cases of Oulu. Migrant Tales documented 77 stories published between November 27 and February 13. On January 14, Yle published in one day 13 stories about the topic!  

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YLE coverage of sexual assaults committed by white Finns and migrants is unbalanced, racialized and opinionated

The bias and racialization of sexual abuse cases are best exposed by Yle’s Finnish-language service. On March 27, Finns read about a pedophile ring made up by five white Finnish suspects accused of sexually abusing 6-15-year-old boys. The story about the cases lasted only a week in the news with 7 stories being published by Yle.

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