YLE now ensures that it will be easier to distinguish news from opinion pieces

by , under Enrique

Migrant Tales has received an email from YLE regional and radio current affairs director, Teijo Valtanen, ensuring that the broadcaster will make sure that the blog entries of MPs published Fridays are clearly separated from news. 

If we look at the opinion piece by Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Olli Immonen, which was published on Friday, the headings don’t separate clearly enough news from opinion.

We’ll see on Friday if there is any change, indicating that the blog entry being read is opinion, not news.

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PS MP Olli Immonen’s opinion piece published as “news.”
Kuvankaappaus-2013-3-23-kello-5.39.46-400x188PS MP Immonen’s opinion piece appearing briefly as “opinion” before changing back to “news.”

Taking into account that there are many politicians in this country who are ready to compromise freedom of speech, it is important that the newsroom stays off-limits to politicians and other interest groups.

Meanwhile, PS youth leader Simon Elo suggested on his Uusi Suomi blog that Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary should be barred from entering Finland.

It is surprising that a party that champions for hate speech like the PS, is so eager to censure others.

It’s pretty clear that if the PS ever ruled Finland, the first matter to fly out of the window would be our civil rights.