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The conflict continues in East Ukraine. Reportage out today in SK

The conflict continues in East Ukraine. Reportage out today in SK

While Europe is watching Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev many tend to forget that further east there is a trench war still going on, even though media in general has moved their focus elsewhere. The Minsk agreement is broken on daily basis as artillery, mortars and sniper fire echoes in the deserted suburbs and country...

Refugees and Immigrants stuck in Serbia.

Refugees and Immigrants stuck in Serbia.

Mainly Afghan and Pakistan refugees and immigrants find themselves stuck in Serbia. They try to cross to Hungary or Croatia but are denied access. They stay in Serbia illegally, refusing to register, because that will most likely give them the best chance to remain here or get thru into EU at some point. Read the...
Documentary "Two Steps To Death" is running tonight on YLE1.

Documentary “Two Steps To Death” is running tonight on YLE1.

My documentary Two Steps To Death (Kaksi askelta kuolemaan) covering the first days of the operation to drive ISIS out from Kurdistan and the work of the EOD team Fire Force clearing the explosives as ISIS withdraws is premiering at YLE1 tonight at 22.00. Thanks to producer Ari Lehikoinen once again for working his ass off...

Photoessay on Kurdish EOD-team out in Vasabladet and ÖT.

Photoessay on Kurdish EOD-team out in Vasabladet and ÖT.

Photoessay on EOD team Fire Force in Kurdistan out in Vasabladet and Österbottens Tidning in Finland today.
Kurdish Fire Force EOD team enters Tis Kherab village. Reportage out today in Svenska Dagbladet.

Kurdish Fire Force EOD team enters Tis Kherab village. Reportage out today in Svenska Dagbladet.

The Kurdish Fire Force EOD team is the first to enter the village Tis Kherab, close to Bashiqa, after ISIS has been pushed out. Read the photoessay in Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.

Reportage on Liberation of Fazilia out now in Helsingin Sanomat

Reportage on Liberation of Fazilia out now in Helsingin Sanomat

Last week the village of Fazilia, close to Bashiqa, was liberated. Many of the villages around are empty from civilians but Fazilia was still filled with people who refused to leave their homes which made the enetering more difficult and time consuming to avoid civilian casualties. See the images at Helsingin Sanomat news paper.