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Journalist and author, Helsinki


Twitter: @tuomasmuraja

Freelance journalist, 2013-

Articles published e.g. in The Guardian, Le Figaro, Image, Kanava, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, Kauppalehti, Taloussanomat, Seura and provincial newspapers.

Faktabaari, 2014-2017

Editor in chief and co-founding member

I helped establish and launch the fact-checking service Faktabaari, whose mission is to make the social debate in Finland even more relevant and fact-based. Our work was awarded the Grand Journalist Award (Suuri journalistipalkinto 2014) for factual verification of election reports.

Helsingin Sanomat, summer 2015

Political and economics journalist

I worked in both political and economic journalism and at the news desk.

Brand Broadcasting Company, 2013-2014


The firm served to improve the expertise of commercial actors for social debate. The customers were e.g. Siemens, Taloasema and Casino Helsinki.

Turun Sanomat, 2002-2013

Foreign editor, 2011-2013

EU Correspondent in Brussels, 2007-2011

I covered matters related to the European Union, the international economy, politics and financial markets, as well as NATO. Newspaper articles were also published in Etelä-Suomen Sanomat and Kaleva.

Foreign news editor, 2002-2006

In addition to writing newspaper articles, my work included designing the layout of the foreign pages and drafting editorials.

Finnish ISAF International Security Assistance Force troops, Afghanistan, 2006-2007

Media Operations Officer

I planned and carried out information operations for domestic, international and local media and acted as a media advisor to the Norwegian Commander.

Finnish KFOR Battalion, Kosovo, 2000-2001

Information Officer

I was responsible for the battalion’s psychological operations and media relations under the Finnish Commander.

Embassy of France in Helsinki, 1999-2000


I produced a daily Finnish press review in French and responded to requests for information on French matters.


Grand Journalist Award

Journalistic Act of the Year 2014 series winner

First Prize in the EuropCom competition

European Best Public Communication Project 2014 winner

Grand Journalist nominee

Story of the Year 2014 series


Book “Perustulokoe-eläin” 2019

This book discusses the Universal Basic Income Experiment carried out in Finland 2017–2018 and includes a fact sheet about my experiences as a ‘guinea pig’ in the experiment.

Book (ed.) “Vaaliväitteitä suurennuslasin alla” 2017

The work checked the accuracy of the candidates’ statements during the municipal elections in 2017.

Book “Faktat tiskiin!” 2017

A Handbook of Finnish Fact Checking. The work is a basic guide for checking facts.

Book “Sotilaana Afganistanissa” 2014

As a Soldier in Afghanistan is a diary of my crisis management experiences.

The book “SO. Fagerström. Sotilaspojasta yrittäjäksi, maailmanmestariksi ja neuvokseksi” 2008

Sports biography of the multiple world champion in motorsport.


Finnish (Mother tongue), French (CEFR level C2), English (CEFR level C2) Spanish (CEFR level C1), Swedish (CEFR level C2), German and Latin (CEFR level B2).


University of Turku, Master of Arts (Translation and interpretation studies of the French language, Spanish language and culture, Audio-visual culture, Communication), 1999

French-Finnish school in Helsinki, student, 1992


Member of the Board and Secretary of the employee union of Turun Sanomat , 2003-2005


Piano, movie making, art collecting and skateboarding.


Actor at The Finnish National Theatre 1988-91
Jazz pianist at Hotel Intercontinental Helsinki 1994
Short film maker: “Kuolema kylässä” presented at Fast Forward Film Festival 1997, “Fisherman’s Faithful” presented at Rauma Blue Sea Film Festival 1999


Public Information Officer in Nordic Peace Civil-Military Co-operation exercise in Strängnäs, Sweden, 2002 and in Pori, Finland, 2003
Trainer of public information and psychological operations for officers of the Finnish Defence forces in several exercises 2002-2005
Interpreter at Helsinki Film Festival 1999