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Rauli Virtanen Productions Oy

National Network: 
Veininkatu 39 B 13
02730 Espoo
Organisation Type: 
Individual Person
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

I am an author, documentary maker and former foreign correspondent. Since the late 1960s I have covered international relations and development issues, including conflicts, refugees, asylum seekers etc in various parts of the world.  I have written six non-fiction books.

2015-2016 I worked as a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Tampere. The emphasis there was on foreign news reporting. I the spring of 2016 I organized a work shop for the students in Kenya and Uganda.

In the 2017 local elections I was elected to be a member of the city council of the city of Espoo in Finland as an independent Green party member. One of my roles will engage me wtih multicultural issues.



Mission and Objectives: 

Increasing the understanding of the general public and decision makers on international issues.


by producing and distributing relevant information

Main Projects / Activities: 

Publishing and distributing information, organizing meetings, seminars, school events.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Sharing my international experience.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

I am looking for learning new thinking and new ways regarding the issues of integration and multiculturalism in the capacity of my new tasks at the Espoo City Council.