Morning in Seinäjoki and by the “evening train” to Rovaniemi (Hasina Mjingo)

Thursday, 7 of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
By Hasina Mjingo

Hi!

Its 8:30 in the morning, the (18) FCP participants are having their breakfast at Elli Luoma’s main house. It’s easy to know where the kitchen is located. All you have to do is follow the wonderful aroma of variety of food such, bread, eggs, fish, salad and porridge just to name a few.

We spent the night at ...  (continue reading)

Rovaniemi – the capital of Lapland (Spyridoula)

Friday, 8 of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
Spyridoula (from Greece)

Hello everybody!

I am Spyridoula from Greece!

Today we continued our trip to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland . The schedule was tight like usual. In the morning we had a nice breakfast at the Pohjanhovi hotel where we had spend the previous night. The weather was around 12 degrees and it was raining. After breakfast, Mr. Matti ...  (continue reading)

The Finnish Media Landscape (Matus Demko)

Tuesday, 5th of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
Matus Demko

Eighteen participants of Foreign Correspondents’ Programme 2008 in Finland received lectures about the Finnish media landscape on Tuesday, 5th August 2008.

Ms. Johanna Korhonen, editor-in-chief of Journalisti, magazine published by Finnish Union of Journalists, said that circulation of printed media declines every ...  (continue reading)

Day of two F’s (Kunal)

Monday, 4th of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
Kunal

Wow!  

What a day it was… the fourth day at FCP was spent discovering the two F’s of Finland – Foreign Policy and Forest.

The first half of the day was occupied with lectures on the Finnish political system, foreign policy and relationship with EU. Politics and foreign policy is an area that I love and you can ...  (continue reading)

Liha, kakku, voileipä, ruisleipä, kala, pulla – new words (Marcin Lapczynski)

Sunday, 3rd of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
Marcin Łapczyński

Hyvää ruokahalua!

Liha, kakku, voileipä, ruisleipä, kala, pulla – new words that we had learnt in the morning at Anna Maija Luomi’s Finnish language lessons appeared to be the most important and useful throughout our FCP’s 3rd day (photo 1)

The morning started a bit earlier usually (of course it was raining!) as we were ...  (continue reading)

The Finnish Amazing Race (Gabi, Hungary)

Friday, 1st of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
"Gabi"

Here is Gabi, from Hungary…

 I can’t believe this! 🙂 I’m…sorry…we are in Finland now! All the 18 people – after smaller and bigger adventures – came safely to port with the help of Katri, Sara and Hanna and everybody else. We thought that after these hard moments we will have a sunny, funny, joyful ...  (continue reading)

Our “first suomi class” (Renata Betti)

Saturday, 2nd of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
Renata Betti

Hei! Mita kuuluu?

Today we had our first suomi class and I have to say it was really fun! The Finnish language is not as hard as we all thought it would be and we actually learned a lot. Luckily, the day was very sunny and we took great pictures – like the one from the Lutheran Cathedral, the Senate Square, Helsinki (photo for ...  (continue reading)

ARKISTOON — ENGL EI VIELÄ TOIMI — By the train from Helsinki to Lapland – first stop the city of Seinäjoki

Wednesday, 6 of August 2008
Young Journalists’ blog (FCP 2008)
Owen Howell

Minutes after the train leaves Helsinki’s bustling station, the landscape dissolves into forest: an apt illustration of the great contrasts between Finland’s small, organised capital, and the vast expanse of its exterior.

Here, settlements sit back-to-back with the natural landscape, and the people are said to interact ...  (continue reading)