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Anti-Racism Week highlights the work of allies

The National Anti-Racism Week, organised by the Finnish Red Cross is hoping to influence attitudes about race relations, and highlight the work of allies...

Brunberg kisses goodbye to African stereotype packaging

Porvoo confectionery manufacturer Brunberg is changing the packaging on its chocolate Kisses product, to remove a cartoon drawing of an African couple that's been called...

Politician admits he made up details of racist incident story

Helsinki City Councilor Abdirahim 'Husu' Hussein (SDP) has admitted that he invented details of a racist incident which he alleged happened earlier this month. At the time,...

Finns Party leaders questions rule of law, after Oulu MP convicted...

Senior figures in the nationalist Finns Party have questioned rule of law in Finland, and suggested the judiciary is biased, after another one of...

Finland sharply criticised over racism, trans rights and immigrant issues

A new Council of Europe report on the state of human rights in Finland concludes the Nordic nation falls short on a range of...

City Councilman receives noose and death threat in the mail

A Helsinki City Councilman of Somali origin has received a letter containing a noose and a death threat at the first City Council meeting...

Racism at work: only 10% of Somali job applicants get interview

Only 10% of job applications from people with Somali names lead to a job interview in a large-scale study carried out by Finland's Ministry...

Ministry cancels Finns Party Youth grant and demands repayment

The Ministry of Education and Culture has decided not to pay the second half of a €115,000 grant to the Finns Party Youth group,...

Ministry could cut Finns Party Youth funding over ‘racist’ social media...

The Ministry of Education and Culture says it's looking at funding the Finns Party Youth has received, in light of recent social media postings...

Another referee halts football match over racist abuse

Another Finnish referee has had to halt a football game after hearing racist chants from the sidelines. Referee Dennis Antamo was in charge of an Ykkönen...