Yle editor resigns protesting Eurovision partnership despite Israel´s joining

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Yle editor resigns protesting Eurovision partnership despite Israel´s joining

Miikka Koivisto, Music Editor of the national broadcasting corporation Yle on Monday announced his resignation protesting against the partnership of the corporation with European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which is organizing the Eurovision despite participation of Israel in the contest.

Accusing Israel of committing genocide in Palestine, he announced the resignation in his podcast on the same day of hosting a music programme for the last time citing that the decision was taken due Yle´s participation in the Eurovision.

He had been was hosting the music show for YleX radio since 2018.

"This is my little protest," he said.

Earlier on Monday, several hundreds of musicians and music industry professionals reiterated their call for boycotting the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) protesting against the participation of Israel in the contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest started in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday night.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

6 Comments
  1. Emily Jenkins says

    I completely disagree with Miikka Koivisto’s decision to resign over the Eurovision partnership with Israel. While everyone is entitled to their opinions, resigning from such a prominent position seems like an extreme measure. It’s important to separate politics from music and entertainment, and the Eurovision Song Contest should be a platform for celebrating diversity and uniting through music, not for political statements.

  2. Anna Smith says

    As a music enthusiast, I deeply respect Miikka Koivisto’s decision to resign in protest against Yle’s partnership with EBU for Eurovision. It takes courage to stand up for one’s beliefs, and his actions highlight the importance of ethical considerations in the realm of music and media.

  3. Anna Smith says

    I completely support Miikka Koivisto’s decision to resign in protest against the Eurovision partnership with Israel. It’s crucial to take a stand against countries involved in human rights violations, and his resignation sends a powerful message.

  4. AlexandraSmith87 says

    Do you think the resignation of Miikka Koivisto will have a significant impact on Yle’s future decisions regarding the Eurovision partnership?

  5. Emma Thompson says

    Do you think Miikka Koivisto’s resignation will have a significant impact on Yle’s participation in the Eurovision partnership?

  6. Sofia Rodriguez says

    I strongly disagree with Miikka Koivisto’s decision to resign over the Eurovision partnership with Israel. Boycotting the contest does not promote dialogue and understanding. Music is a powerful tool for bringing people together, and the Eurovision Song Contest should be a platform for unity, not division.

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