UPDATE (Mar. 1): 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

Mar. 1

Surmatut ja epäilty ovat ulkomaalaistaustaisia, mutta asuneet Suomessa pitkään  (MTV3)

What’s wrong with the headline? Three migrants were killed by another foreigner on Sunday in the small town of Laukaa, located near Jyväskylä. While the victims and the suspect are non-Finns, MTV3 makes a distinction in the headline about this fact. It states that those killed and the suspect are foreigners “but have lived a long time in Finland.” While the headline was brought to my attention by a post on Facebook, there is an obvious question: What is the difference if the “foreigners” had lived a long time or not in Finland? Are they suggesting that foreigners that have lived a shorter time in Finland are more prone to be killed or be suspected killers? Makes you wonder.

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  1. intternetnetsi

    Well you cant whine how foreigners are killed by finns or whine how people who just came in finland are killed. Thats your problem?

    If you dont see difference between one who just moved and one who lived over decade here then what i can say….

    Good journalism tells facts, not your kind of lying.