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Helsinki, Finland
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  immigration, nato, nordic region, iceland, media, politics, europe, arctic science, indigenous peoples, business, environment, green tech, arts and culture, education, social media, start-ups, greenland, estonia, international relations, finland, nordic & baltic, denmark, faroes, norway, economy, rugby, sweden, national defense

Scottish journalist, broadcaster and storyteller with a Nordic niche

David Mac Dougall's Biography

I'm a Helsinki-based journalist and broadcaster covering diverse stories that grab my attention across the Nordic region: politics, international relations, sport, lifestyle, crime, arts, environment, minorities, education and more.

I used to be a conflict zone journalist, now I'm a comfort zone journalist. I was based in Iraq for almost 6 years as a Fox News correspondent; and then spent two years in Islamabad with The Associated Press ...

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What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Embrace social media, but don't ignore good old fashioned shoe leather, hand shaking & coffees to cultivate face-to-face contacts & sources.

Finland: French solidarity rally goes ahead in frosty conditions

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[Video] Finland approves gay-marriage bill

newzulu.com — Politicians in Finland approved a vote to allow same-sex marriage on November 28,2014. This paves the way for gay marriages in Finland in 2016. The country is the last Nordic state to do so. The vote was 105 in favour and 92 against.

Hack Your Life: The Hottest Lifestyle Startup Trends for 2015

forbes.com — The hottest lifestyle startup trends for 2015 take some of the most routine parts of your day and give them a digital makeover. Whether it's breathing, reading, shaving, doing laundry or getting to know your city better, the next wave of innovations for 2015 are here to help.

Red-Eye Nightmares: The Nordic Solution To Help You Sleep Soundly In Coach

forbes.com — Whether you're flying long haul, cross country or just a short commuter hop, falling asleep in coach is never fun. Now a team of Nordic entrepreneurs have designed a solution to stop you jerking your neck around or getting muscle strain when you slump uncomfortably in 34C, wedged between two larger [...]
Oct 31, 2014

RT @ForbesEurope: Red-Eye Nightmares: The Nordic solution to help you sleep soundly in coach onforb.es/1oX33Zz @davidmacdougall

Finland backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

bbc.com — The Finnish government is set to give its support to the Scottish government in a controversial court case over minimum pricing levels for alcohol. BBC Scotland has learned that Finnish officials will present papers to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg this week.

Finland backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing

bbc.co.uk — The Finnish government is set to give its support to the Scottish government in a controversial court case over minimum pricing levels for alcohol. BBC Scotland has learned that Finnish officials will present papers to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg this week.
Oct 15, 2014

MT @BBCGaryR: Finland to support Scottish govt in legal case over alcohol minimum pricing. @davidmacdougall: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

Is Apple Ruining Finland's Economy? Don't Believe Everything You Read

forbes.com — The Prime Minister of Finland thinks Apple is ruining his country's economy. At least that's what some writers and bloggers would have you believe. "I guess one could say that the iPhone killed Nokia and the iPad killed the Finnish paper industry" Alex Stubb told CNBC in an interview this week.
Oct 14, 2014

Is #Apple ruining the economy of #Finland? Don't believe everything you read! tinyurl.com/lakwzf6 My new story for Forbes. @alexstubb

Oct 14, 2014

Is Apple Ruining Finland's Economy? Don't Believe Everything You Read. @davidmacdougall explains what @alexstubb said forbes.com/sites/davidmac…

Oct 14, 2014

Is Apple Ruining Finland's Economy? Don't Believe Everything You Read $AAPL buff.ly/1tqztgU

Porn In The Post: You've Got Male

forbes.com — When the Finnish post office announced it would release a set of stamps commemorating a famous artist, the images set pulses racing for more than just hard core philatelists. Last month, the first stamps went on sale and became a runaway success, showcasing the work of Touko Laaksonen,whose homoerotic artwork is [...]
Oct 13, 2014

Porn In The Post: You've Got Male. My story for @Forbes about Tom of #Finland stamps & the politics of homoerotic art buff.ly/1sC1dxR

Helsinki Out Of Season: Fall In The Finnish Capital

forbes.com — Finland in the Fall can sometimes feel like an ugly step-sister, wedged between the twin beauties of glorious lazy sunny summer days and luminous bright winter snowscapes. It's true the vast tracts of forest, especially east in Karelia or north in Lapland, can be spectacular as the leaves turn russet, rivalling [...]
Oct 10, 2014

@MattM2G Lovely timing, thanks! I just published a new Finland foodie story out on Forbes right now! tinyurl.com/n4y495c

Oct 10, 2014

A foodie Fall in the Finnish capital: experience #Helsinki out of season. My new story for @Forbes is out now tinyurl.com/n4y495c

Oct 10, 2014

@HelsinkiTourism A foodie Fall in Helsinki. My story about the great new HEL YEAH! map! tinyurl.com/n4y495c

Oct 10, 2014

The power of a press release. One landed in my in-box. I was needing something to write. Job done. tinyurl.com/n4y495c

Viking Treasure: The Buzz About Liquid Gold

forbes.com — When Viking warriors returned home from raids, they brought with them chests of plundered gold. But when they celebrated, they did so with a golden treasure of their own: honey. In its most simple form, honey ale - or mead - is produced by fermenting water and honey with natural yeast.
Sep 30, 2014

Viking Treasure: The Buzz About Liquid Gold. My new story for @Forbes about endangered #Nordic bees tinyurl.com/lymmx3l

Oct 01, 2014

Viking Treasure - The Buzz About Liquid Gold. My story for @Forbes about #Nordic beekeeping. buff.ly/1qUgF1N

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Jul 31, 2015

@BamaJD Oh gosh! It sounds dangers there in Montgomery. Please stay safe Judd, I'm praying for you.

Jul 31, 2015

@Muheisen81 I thought your new job might keep you more in the office, doing paperwork now that you are a big boss ;-)

Jul 31, 2015

@Muheisen81 I <3 Amman. Spent many wonderful times there while working in Iraq. If I visit, would you be there, or traveling lots now?

Jul 31, 2015

@Muheisen81 Habibi incredible new photographs. Such depth of feeling conveyed. Salaams from the frozen north. Stay safe.

Jul 30, 2015

Next Tuesday in Tapiola: if you're in the area and want to try #rugby then come along! twitter.com/espoorugby/sta…

Jul 29, 2015

@JournoStephen Well, we could play this game all day every day. I presume the Gujurat floods are featured on STV website prominently?

Jul 28, 2015

@bvsuomi So close to Olympic qualification ladies! How much longer do you still have to break into the top 15?



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