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Media: Is there a visible presence (or absence) of members of target groups as media professionals?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Racism, Equality
27/02/2012 - 16:28
Short Answer

There is an absence of members of target groups as media professionals.

Qualitative Info

There are approximately 100 media professionals in Finland with an immigrant background. Most of them work as freelancers. Less than one percent of the members in Finland's Union of Journalists are migrants, with the biggest groups being Swedish, British, German and American citizens.


According to Finland's Union of Journalists, most journalists with an immigrant background cannot join the union due to employment requirements for members. A working group of Finland's Union of Journalists promotes immigrant equality in media and has a webpage for journalists with a migrant background.

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