Helsingin Sanomat

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Finland charges 3 investigative journalists with revealing state secrets

Berlin, November 3, 2021 – Finnish authorities should drop all criminal charges filed against three journalists working for the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, and ensure that members of the press can cover sensitive issues without facing government retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 29, Finnish prosecutors announced that three Helsingin Sanomat…

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Fireworks illuminate the sky to end the festivities of the centenary of Finnish independence in Helsinki, Finland on December 6, 2017. Finnish police searched the Helsinki home of journalist Laura Halminen on December 17, 2017. (Lehtikuva/ Vesa Moilanen/ Reuters)

Finnish police search journalist’s home following article on intelligence monitoring

Brussels, December 19, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Finnish authorities not to take action that could limit the flow of information to the public. Finnish police on December 17 searched the Helsinki home of journalist Laura Halminen, who had recently co-authored an article about a classified intelligence monitoring program, according to news…

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