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Finland’s regional journalists face online harassment up close

On Wednesday June 6, as part of a weeklong visit to Finland focused on the issue of online harassment of journalists, IPI visited three newsrooms in the southwestern city of Turku, the country’s oldest city and former capital. IPI went to Turku to learn how online harassment affects journalists outside Europe’s large capital cities, and […]

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Top Finnish media say better training may soften impact of online abuse

On the fourth day of IPI’s visit to Finland as part of its OnTheLine project, which focuses on researching and combating the online harassment of journalists, we had the chance to visit two of the country’s biggest national media outlets: liberal newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and public broadcaster Yle. As part of our visits, we met […]

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Finland’s journalists warn against normalization of online violence

On the second day of IPI’s mission to Finland, the team talked with female journalists who have been heavily targeted with online harassment. One of them was MustRead.fi journalist Linda Pelkonen, who was threatened on social media for her work in 2015. In February, a court convicted two of the three men involved. The pioneering […]

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Journalists covering Russian interference and immigration in Finland face abuse online

IPI is conducting a fact-finding mission to Finland this week, as part of its OnTheLine project, which explores the measures media organizations are implementing in their newsrooms to cope with online attacks against journalists. Today, IPI visited the daily Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, which has a rural and agricultural focus, and the evening newspaper Iltalehti, a tabloid […]

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