HBL: Soini boycotting KSF Media's newspapers due to racism implications
Timo Soini (PS), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, is refusing to give interviews to Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL) and two other newspapers published by KSF Media, Västrä Nyland and Östnyland, HBL reports. Soini has told HBL that he will not be available for any interviews as long as the newspaper continues to publish columns by authors who have implied that he is a racist.
HS in English
The matter was brought to public attention after a journalist for HBL asked Soini why he has refused to give an interview to the Swedish-language newspaper. His assistants have previously cited time constraints as the main reason for turning down the interview requests.