NEWParticipated 8-9.11.2018 at the University of Helsinki Seminar: "Nordic perspectives on migration, language and identities" and gave a paper on the "Finnish Utopian Communities in South America and Caribbean since 1900".
Collected material, together with Harri Vanhala, for "Towards a Better World" project on 3-7 September, 2018 in Southern Russia, on the Kylväjä Commune established by American Finns in the early 1920s.
Peltoniemi organized for Presstek's science journalists a Press Tour to Iceland on 6-10 May 2018. 20 Finnish journalists participated in the program, which included 20 study visits and interviews meetings.
Participated in a Press Tour organized by Cities of Espoo and Shanghai to Shanghai on 15-22 April 2018, getting acquainted with Chinese New Technology projects, Finnish companies operating in China, and collected material on technology utopias for the "Towards a Better World" project. For the same project he took part on 19–21 June 2018 in EUSJA Press Tour to European XFEL Particle accelerator and DESY research center in Hamburg, and on 9-13 July in Toulouse in the ESOF2018 science event, including a Press visit to the Space Institute Cite de l'Espace.
Collected material for his major "Towards a Better World" book update project on 22-29 May, 2018 in Helsinki about the 19th century Finnish utopian community "Amurinmaa", in collaboration with the Nahodka Museum and Finnish National Archives, as well as about the "Eriksson's brothers'" 18th century Religious Utopian communities in Germany, while visiting Altona 18-19.June 2018, and Neuwied on 20-24 July 2018.
Peltoniemi's video presentation "Finnish Utopian communities from 1734” was published by Skepsis ry in Youtube. 1 March 2018.
Lyytinen's extensive article on utopian communities was published by Helsingin Sanomat Kuukausiliite (3 Feb 2018) and Peltoniemi presented as the pioneer of the Finnish utopian research.
Started Jan 7, 2018 a bilingual (FIN/ENG) Facebook group on Finnish utopian communities www.facebook.com/groups/finnutopias
The net Living archive ("Elävä arkisto") of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE made available 2 historical radio documents of Peltoniemi about the Georgian and Californian Finnish utopian communities (1981-82/2016-17).
Was interviewed about utopian settlements at the Maailmanpolitiikan arkipäivää (World policy daily). Radio Finland. Sept 9, 2017.
Published an article: "Fukushiman ongelmat ja media – Tiedetoimittaja silminnäkijänä" ("Fukushima problems and the media - Science journalist as an eyewitness"). In: Järvi & Tammi (eds.): ”Maito tappaa ja muita outoja tiedeuutisia". Vastapaino 2016.
Lectured about "Finnish utopian communities worldwide and Drummond as the special example" in FinnForum XI, Turku, Finland. Sept. 28-Oct 1, 2016.
Published an article: "Alkoholi ei ole yksityisasia" (Alcohol is not a private matter". in Telma 2/2016
Visited Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan on 11-13 June, 2015 and published the article "Elämä Fukushiman jälkeen (Life after Fukushima)”. in Iltalehti newspaper on July 10, 2015: p.18-19, and a media analyses of Fukushima in Tiedetoimittaja 3/2015.
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.
In 2012-2013 Teuvo Peltoniemi was the Chairman of the Communications committee & member of the executive organising group for the WCSJ2013 - The 8th World Conference of the Science Journalists, that was held in Helsinki 24-28 June 2013.
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 in 2013.
Was interviewed by CNN International on 17 Sept 2012 about the Finnish alcohol scene and the Monsters video of the Fragile Childhood -project.
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".
Mr. Teuvo Peltoniemi, Director of Sosiomedia, is a science writer, journalist, researcher and trainer specialised on social and health topics, emigration, telemedicine, and nuclear power issues.
He worked over 20 years at the A-Clinic Foundation in Helsinki, Finland, e.g. as Communications Director and Editor-in-Chief of Tiimi Journal and AddictionLink. He has previously worked as a university teacher and researcher as well as journalist for radio, television and printed media, and developed domestic and European prevention projects.
Mr. Peltoniemi has MA and Lic. Soc. Sc. degrees in sociology, social policy and mass communication from the Universities of Tampere and Helsinki. He shares his time between Helsinki, Finland and Fuengirola, Spain.
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. He has produced into Finnish about 150 international prevention and training video programs on health and social topics. He was the main organiser of a special training seminar for journalists on addictions nearly for 30 years. His latest event was to organize the Presstek Press Tour to Iceland in May 2018 for 20 Finnish science journalists.
Mr. Peltoniemi appears often in the Finnish media as a specialist on addictions, utopian emigration, net services and other related topics.
He is an active member in journalist and research associations: International Science Writers Association (ISWA), Costa Press Club (Spain), Finnish Association of Magazine Editors-in-Chief, Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists, Health Journalists of Finland, Finnish Technology journalists' Association Presstek, Finnish Association of Non-Fiction Writers, Association of Alcohol and Drug Researchers in Finland, Scientific board of the Instituto para el Estudio de las Adicciones. He has served in many of these also as a member of board. 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. 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 Suomalaisia etsimässä Helsingin Sanomien kuukausiliite 3.2.2018, Kelan Elämässä 19.4.2017, Suomalainen Espanjassa 18.2.2014,Tiedetoimittaja 4/2012:19, 22, Radio Finland Taustapeili 11.10.2011, and in Yliopisto magazine 5/2007.
Updated November 9, 2018