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Largest Finnish Newspaper Uses Billboards to Slam Trump, Putin

Largest Finnish Newspaper Uses Billboards to Slam Trump, Putin

President Donald Trump waves after arriving at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018, on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

By    |   Sunday, 15 July 2018 04:18 PM

The largest newspaper in Finland has lined the route from the airport to the site of the summit with some 300 billboards criticizing President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin over their treatment of the press, The Hill reported on Sunday.

Helsingin Sanomat editor-in-chief Kaius Niemi shared a press release on Twitter, along with photographs of some of the billboards.
 

The billboards include headlines from the past two decades illustrating the hostile attitudes of both Trump and Putin towards a free press.

Niemi said the campaign was meant to demonstrate support for journalists in both the US and Russia facing "ever toughening circumstances," stressing that "we want to remind them of the importance of free press" and that "The media shouldn't be the lap dog of any president or regime."

The press release notes that Finland is ranked fourth in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, well ahead of the 45th-place finish for the United States and Russia's placement at No. 148. Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands are listed as the top three for having the world’s most free press.

While en route to Helskinki for the summit, Trump tweeted again his harsh criticism of the press.

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The largest newspaper in Finland has lined the route from the airport to the site of the summit with some 300 billboards criticizing President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin over their treatment of the press, The Hill reported on Sunday. Helsingin Sanomat...
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