The monthly magazine “Kuukausiliite” of Helsingin Sanomat is publishing my latest photo essay on the refugees facing cold in the Balkans. Though the road has many improvements for them at this point new obstacles as the weather is still making it really hard. Find the essay HERE
My recent documentary “Diary From The Dark” is launched tonight on YLE1 at 22.00, Ulkolinja documentaries. It’s a story about the battle in Sinjar and the Kurdish front. The background story and trailer can be seen here on YLE’s page. It’s still subtitled in Finnish only but there will be an international version coming out...
I was just awarded with the Society Award by Kulturfonden. What especially strikes me with warmth is that it is not an award for photography, it is not even an award for journalism. It is an award for making an impact on the society. And making that impact is at the end of the day...
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
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...