Jessikka Aro

Reporter, YLE

Jessikka Aro is Bonnier Awarded investigative reporter with Finnish Broadcasting Company's social media project Yle Kioski. Aro specializes in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 she became the target of serious and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign while reporting extensively about pro-Kremlin social media trolls. Currently Aro is writing an investigative book about Russia's information warfare and training reporters, security experts and general public to recognize and counter online disinformation. Aro is also actively lobbying for better legislation to counter hybrid threats and protect journalists.