UPDATE (August 28): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.

August 28

Joka seitsemäs suomalainen on rasisti – tässä tuntomerkit (Suomen Kuvalehti)

What’s wrong with this story? Here’s a question to Suomen Kuvalehti: Why when speaking of immigration, cultural diversity and a poll about racist attitudes in Finland do you put a picture of a Muslim woman to go with the story?  It’s odd that almost every time we speak of immigration and cultural diversity in Finland the media often publishes a picture of a black person or Muslim woman. Why do they do this if the majority of immigrants that live in Finland are Europeans? While the poll by Suomen Kuvalehti on Finnish attitudes towards foreigners and racism is interesting, the story fails with the picture and reveals the newsmagazine’s prejudices. These types of pictures that are published with stories on our cultural diversity perpetuate urban tales and racism.


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