Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Thu, 4 May - 11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 8

Rauli Virtanen

Senior Foreign Correspondent (Finland)

Rauli Virtanen, 68, is a Finnish veteran foreign correspondent. He has covered various wars and conflicts for the Finnish print and electronic media since Vietnam (1972), including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Former Yugoslavia, Central America etc. Rauli has written six non-fiction books dealing with peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, development cooperation, foreign reporting etc. In 2015-2016 he worked as visiting professor of journalism at the University of Tampere, Finland. He has received several awards in Finland for his work.