Umayya Abu-Hanna (born
March 17, 1961in Haifa, Israel) is a TV-journalist, columnist and writer of Israeli Araborigin, and has been living in Finlandsince 1981. She is Head of the Department of Audiovisual Journalism at the Helsinki Polytechnic (but is on leave until July 2007) and is the Cultural DiversityCoordinator of the Finnish National Gallery's Research Department and member of the Arts Council of Finland.
Abu-Hanna was a member of the
Helsinki City Council( Green League) and member of the Helsinki City Real Estate Board. She became known to the wider public when she became a journalist and presenter of the weekly current affairs news program Ajankohtainen kakkonenTV2.
She is currently a columnist of "
Helsingin Sanomat". Her first novel. " Nurinkurin". was published 2003. Her book on identity " Sinut" was published Fall 2007.
* "Sinut" (2007)
* "Nurinkurin" (2003), autobiographical novel
* Columns, "Metro"
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* Columns, "
* "Finn of the Year", The Finnish Civic Society 2004
* "Kristiina of the year award 2004",
Christina Institute, the University of Helsinki
* Finland Award 2003, Ministry of Education
Bonniergrand journalist award 2002, for the best journalistic innovation of the year
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