Teuvo Peltoniemi gave a paper on Finnish Utopian communities at the 10th FinnForum seminar in Houghton & Hancock in Michigan on 10-12 April 2014. He also visited Drummond Island and other Finntowns for collecting material about the old Finnish settlements.

Hosted "Old and Healthy" -BRAIN lectures at the University of Helsinki Think Corner on March 27, 2014.

Stories about Teuvo Peltoniemi appeared in Finnish language papers in Spain Suomalainen Espanjassa on Feb 18,2014, and March 7, 2014.

Teuvo Peltoniemi was the expert debator at the panel discussion "Sointula - a trip to the dreams" at the Masala youth theater, June 8, 2013.

Teuvo Peltoniemi participated as expert in Yle1 spring 2013 program series Suomalaisten utopiayhteisöjen historiaa (History of the Fnnish Utopian Communities).

A new extensive reader on alcohol "Pääasiana alkoholi – käyttö, haitat, hoito, politiikka nyt ja 2040" (Alcohol as the main thing – use, harms, treatment, policy, now and in 2014), edited by Mr. Peltoniemi, containing articles by 38 experts, was published by Lundbeck on March 15th, 2013.

YLE Radio Puheen Päivä program "Suomalaiset utopiat” (Finnish utopias), Nov. 5, 2012 was about ”Teuvo Peltoniemi's book Kohti parempaa maailmaa.

Mr Teuvo Peltoniemi was interviewed by CNN International on 17 Sept 2012 about the Finnish alcohol scene and the Monsters video of the Fragile Childhood -project.

Mr Peltoniemi was interviewed on social media addiction at JIM TV channel "In the net" program (Verkossa) October 25, 2011.

YLE Radio Suomi Taustapeili October 11, 2011 was about "Teuvo Peltoniemi - Spokesman for tabu themes" .

Ministry of Education and Culture awarded on October 6, 2011 Mr. Peltoniemi the State Life Work Award on Public Information for "exemplary and unconventional public information work".

Teuvo Peltoniemi received the Finnish Alcohol Media Special Award for Life Work at the Finn-Czech Media Seminar on Addictions in Prague, Czech Republic, on 9 September 2010.

Mr Peltoniemi started in March 2010 as the blog writer on addictions at Iltalehti newspaper.

Mr Peltoniemi published a new book in December 2009. "Terassilta tiputukseen" in a collection of essays on addictions, published previously in TIIMI magazine. See other most recent papers here.

Teuvo Peltoniemi was one of the four hotlisted nominees for the "Editorial of the Year" award at the 2009 Competition of the Finnish Periodical Publishers Association.

Mr Peltoniemi gave a Guest lecture at the Kyungwon University, Seoul, Korea, June 11, 2008 on "Finnish e-health tools to help citizens on addictions and other psycho-social problems..

Varjomaailma (Shadow World), received at the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference in Vienna on 1st December 2008 the award: "Winner at the 2008 European e-Inclusion Awards at the Marginalised young people category".

In the Living archives series of the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation excerpts from the classic television program by Teuvo Peltoniemi
Haere mai - welcome to New Zealand

(TV-2; Feb 3, 1978).
presents in 2013 the oldest Finnish Utopian settlement in the USA - California Finnish cooperative farm.

Suomalaisten lasinen lapsuus 1994 ja 2004.
Major study on Children in Alcohol Families.

"Experiences and perspectives in using telematic prevention on sensitive health issues".
Pages 99-105 in Latifi 2004.

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Teuvo Peltoniemi

Mr. Teuvo Peltoniemi, Director of Sosiomedia, is science journalist, author and researcher specialised on social and health topics, emigration and most recently on the use of internet and mobile tools in psycho-social issues.

He was for over 20 years the Communications Director and Editor-in-Chief of Tiimi Journal and AddictionLink at the A-Clinic Foundation in Helsinki, Finland. He has previously worked as a university teacher and researcher as well as journalist for the Finnish radio and television and video companies, and developed domestic and European prevention projects.

Mr. Peltoniemi has MA and Lic. Soc. Sc. degrees in sociology, social policy and mass media from the Universities of Tampere and Helsinki.

He has written, edited or translated 18 books on alcohol, drug policy, family violence, utopian emigration, traffic and telematics. He regularly writes general and scientific articles and presents papers at national and international conferences so that number of titles in his CV is over 500.

Mr. Peltoniemi appears frequently in the Finnish media as a specialist on alcohol, drugs, net addiction, information society and other related topics. He was the main organiser of a special training seminar for journalists on addictions for 26 years.

Mr. Peltoniemi is member of board of the Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists and Chairman of Communications committee of the WCSJ2013 conference.

On the European level he is Founder and Honorary President of the Prevnet telematic network. He is also Past President and founding member of the Encare Network on children in substance abuse families

Mr. Peltoniemi and his teams have received a number of national and international awards. Most recently the Ministry of Education and Culture awarded him on October 6, 2011 the State Life Work Award on Public Information for "exemplary and unconventional public information work". In 2010 he got the Finnish Alcohol Media Special Award for Life Work. He was a hotlisted nominee at the 2009 Competition of the Finnish Periodical Publishers Association for the "Editorial of the Year" award. Others include "Press Officer of the Year" award in 2006 - the Special Prime Minister’s Award for AddictionLink in 2006, and the "2007 Science Journalist Award".

Most recent personal stories about Mr Peltoniemi were published (in Finnish) e.g. in Suomalainen Espanjassa April 18, 2014, on April 12, 2013:14, Tiedetoimittaja 4/2012:19, 22, Sosiaalitieto 11/2011:11, Radio Suomi Taustapeili October 11, 2011, Liikennevilkku 4/2009, Kirjatyö 4/2007 and in Yliopisto magazine 5/2007.

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Updated April 23, 2014