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Court of Appeal hears right wing intimidation case today 

The Helsinki Court of Appeal will begin to hear the case of two right-wing agitators convicted by the District Court last October on charges...

Hate speech in Finland stops decision-makers taking part in public debate

A new report finds that a third of municipal decision-makers and half of Members of Parliament or their assistants have been targets of hate...

Cheers of support as Finns Party MP goes on trial over...

Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen is on trial today in Oulu, facing charges over alleged anti-Islam posts he wrote on social media. Tynkkynen, a...

Police investigate political signs as possible racist and homophobic crimes

Police in Helsinki have launched an investigation to determine whether some political campaign banners have broken the law. They're looking specifically into the leader and...

Political hate speech targets immigrant candidates

Politicians in Finland are all too frequent targets of abusive emails and social media messages. But election candidates with immigrant backgrounds are often the...

Finns Party MP compares EU to Nazis; as deputy leader is...

Two Finns Party politicians have hit the headlines over controversial comments. In parliament today Ville Tavio struck a nerve with other politicians when he compared the...

Police: hate crimes on the rise but ‘stabilising’ after peak

The number of hate crimes reported to the police during 2017 was 8% higher than the previous year. According to a new study by the...

Expert: Nordic Resistance Movement is not dead yet

An expert in right wing extremist groups tells News Now Finland that even though the Nordic Resistance Movement's supporters and imagery might disappear from...