Johanna Vehkoo is a Finnish journalist at Long Play.

Together with twenty-one other journalists from eleven European countries, she investigated the European security sector. The result was a big scale journalismfund supported project dubbed 'Security for Sale'. 

Johanna Vehkoo is a journalist, author and occasional researcher. Recently, she published her third book – it's a book of comics journalism about online hate. (In Finnish: Vihan ja inhon internet.) Working on her fourth: Lie Detector's Handbook (Valheenpaljastajan käsikirja).

Johanna Vehkoo is one of the founders of Long Play, a digital publisher of longform investigative journalism. 
She works as a freelance journalist and frequently gives talks and seminars about the future of journalism and practical workshops about digital journalism. she is specialised in fact-checking, verification, disinformation on the web. 

Johanna Vehkoo has been a visiting scholar at Reuters Institute, Oxford University, and the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

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Johanna Vehkoo

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Security for sale: the price we pay to protect Europeans

  • Science
  • Terrorism

Since the late 1990s, the European Union has worked to encourage a European security market, where major defence and technology companies develop products and services that better protect us from crime and terrorism. This industry should also create jobs and be globally competitive. Over the past year, more than twenty journalists in eleven European countries investigated this burgeoning sector. And they discovered there’s a lot wrong with the European security market.