The last 12 months have been busy for journalists in Finland – from covering the presidential election, a wave of protest strikes, record hot summer weather and the Helsinki Summit of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump; to politics, art, environment and the economy – and more!
So which of the News Now Finland stories caught our readers’ attention during 2018? It’s range of hard news journalism like our investigation into Finnish-made Patria vehicles deployed in the Yemen and our Brexit coverage too; plus stories about the environment as well as weather news and our in-depth political reporting.
So here’s a list of our top 5 text and top 5 video stories from the last year, just in case there was something you might have missed.
- Finland’s coldest day of winter!
- Investigation: Finnish-made Patrias, some with Russian heavy weapons, deployed in Yemen battle zone
- Finnish citizenship rush for Brexit Brits
- Interior Minister: No guarantees for Brits in Finland if Brexit deal fails
- Debris sea: tackling Finland’s plastic waste problem
- Helsinki Nazi rally & 612 nationalist parade
- Helsinki’s Putin-Trump protest
- Laura Huhtasaari interview
- Finland’s first vegan bruger restaurant chain opens
- Helsinki Urban Art
And in case you wanted to read some more, here’s the next 5 top text stories from our website during 2018 – there’s even more variety in this list including stories about politics, far right extremists, life and death in a detention centre and how to tackle Finland’s food poverty problems:
6. Rake America Great Aga – is Donald Trump right about Finland’s forests?
7. New political movement wants your ideas
8. The foreign influence behind Finland’s far right ‘Awakening’
9. Death in detention: suicide reveals mental health strain of deportation wait
10. Tackling poverty and waste, new Helsinki supermarket offers surplus food at discount prices