I am proud to announce that our documentary Syria – Faces of War has just won the Prix Europa 2014 in the category Best European TV Current Affairs Programme. Thanks to the whole team of YLE. WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY HERE http://prixeuropa.eu/competition/winners
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper is publishing my second photoessay on the current situation in Northern Iraq, the ISIS front and the Yazidi refugee situation. HERE you can check it out.
My recent photo reportage from North Iraq, Hunting Insurgency, will be published on Sunday 6th of July in Finland by Helsingin Sanomat newspaper and in Sweden by Svenska Dagbladet. It’s a story about the current situation and the Kurdish police in their everyday work hunting down insurgents in the outskirts of the southern territory of...
We will be covering Ukraine and the elections with Anna-Lena Laurén for Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden and Hufvudstadsbladet in Finland until the elections on 25th of May. Tomorrow a reportage on Donbas region, check it out. Pro Russian fighter sleeping in the arms room at their newly occupied head quarter in Mariupol.
Referendum in Marjupol, Ukraine. A line extending around two blocks waiting to vote. Those who has arrived seems to be determined on voting yes, and does it very openly. Read more on www.dn.se
The clashes possibly between National Guard, some other groups and The Police left several dead and injured. Read about the aftermath in Dagens Nyheter tomorrow.
For some days forward you can follow our reporting from Ukraine in the swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. www.dn.se Probably the only lucky ones are the Swedes to be able to do this though… sorry for that.
Today the separatists/OPLOT occupied the Donetsk Regional Governmental Broadcasting Company. It was peaceful and even though the the Ukrainian armed police was present they let the occupation proceed.
Today 22 year old Aleksander Lubenietz, separatist, was burried in his village in Krestishch. This was the second funeral within a week. He got killed in one of the confrontations two days ago at a checkpoint.
My latest reportage on The funeral and crime investigation on the checkpoint assault in Sloviansk published in todays Helsingin Sanomat news paper CLICK HERE TO SEE IT
Shaktar meet Simferopol at the Donetsk football stadium. The Shaktar Ultras join forces with the Simferopol Ultras and leave the arena as a protest against the separatists. They gather in the lobby and begins a one hour protest and party. Shouting, dancing and singing goes on until the match finnishes without anyone of them even...
Today three dead were burried in Sloviansk. Sergei Tihanovitz, Pavel Pavlelko and Aleksandr Sigmus were victims of the shootout a couple of days earlier at a checkpoint. It seems still uncertain what exactly took place that night and many theories are in the air. Here the official explanation is an attack from the Right Sector....