Olli Kivinen

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Person.png Olli Kivinen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(journalist, editor)
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Born24 March 1939
Kemi, Finland
Died20 July 2014 (Age 75)
Palojärvi, Vihti, Finland
ParentsLauri Kivinen
Pro EU and NATO Finnish journalist and editor

Olli Kivinen was a Finnish journalist best remembered for his columns. He worked at Helsingin Sanomat from 1960 to 2004, but continued as a columnist for the magazine even after his retirement. Kivinen's columns usually dealt with international issues. He supported Finland's accession to the European Union, and in his last columns he also spoke in favor of NATO membership.[1]

Kivinen started his career in Helsingin Sanomat as a student in the summer of 1960. He worked as editor from 1962 to 1964, London correspondent for 1964-1970, foreign news editor from 1970 to 1975 and supervisor from 1975 to 1993 and as a columnist and editorial page columnist and editorial journalist since 1993. Kivinen was also The Times' Helsinki correspondent in 1962–1964 and 1970–1996, and as The Independent's Helsinki correspondent in 1988–1989.

Olli Kivinen's father was Lauri Kivinen, the director of Veitsiluoto Oy. His uncle was journalist and author Ilmari Kivinen.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
The 51st Bilderberg, in Versailles, France


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