Kuokkavieraana heimohäissä

Teksti: Jaro Asikainen Kuvat: Usva Torkki, Jaro Asikainen – Sano, että olet suomalainen muslimi, jos joku kysyy, Diab sanoo minulle juuri ennen kuin astumme sisään Afrikan suurimmassa slummissa sijaitsevaan moskeijaan. En ole varma, oliko se vitsi vai onko moskeijaan epäsoveliasta mennä valkoisena kristittynä. Tai onko uskottavampaa tulla kutsumatta hääseremoniaan, jos on muslimi eikä isohkoa tv-kameraa…

Tribe – Connecting people

Text & Photographs: Nikke Kinnunen Before arriving to Kenya I had heard about the different tribes living there, but I didn’t quite understand what it meant. For an average westerner the whole idea of a tribal tradition is alien. I expected it to be a historical remnant, alive only in the countryside, where people live…

Let it rain?

In the Marsabit county in Northern Kenya some grassing fields have turned into rocky fields. Text & Photograph: Veera Tegelberg The rainy season started suddenly. After a hot day little drops began to hit our car’s windows. According to our driver Shaban, they were the first drops in Nairobi after the beginning of December. Drops bring luck. Five…

Misconceptions of Africa

Text and Photograph: Jaro Asikainen ”You shouldn’t leave any food on your plate because there are starving children in Africa”. That was a common sentence my mother used to tell me when I refused to finish my meal as a kid. That was also my first image of Africa: famine, poverty and primitive clans living…

A week full of humanitarian stories

Text: Ida Kannisto, Elina Kirvesniemi, Taru Rokka Photographs: Senni Luttinen, Taru Rokka Our first week in Kenya has now come to an end. Two groups have already started their journey to next locations: one to Marsabit county and one to Uganda. Our group is going to Turkana county, where we will be flying tomorrow morning. This…

News for sale

Text: Linda Laine Photograph: Senni Luttinen Making foreign news is ridiculously expensive. You have to pay for travelling, accommodation, insurances, vaccines, medications, fixers, visa etc. For our two week trip the price tag per person is way over 1 000 euros. Thanks to different organizations and foundations we got scholarships that cover most of the…

The proud youth of Kibera

Text: Alma Onali Photographs: Hannele Kauppinen The biggest surprise in Africa’s biggest slum Kibera is not the littered streets, open sewers or the other usual bad stuff you hear about. Quite the contrary, it is the forward-pushing, strong vibration of the Kibera youth that is the biggest, and greatest, surprise of all. In the dirty…

Who? What? Where? Why? When?

Photograph: Pertti Neuvonen We are a group of 18 young journalism students with a common interest towards humanitarian journalism. Now we’re going to Kenya. At the end 2014 a Finnish foreign journalist Rauli Virtanen was chosen as the next visiting professor of the journalism department at the University of Tampere. Not long after that he…