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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 with a Nordic/Baltic niche. Tweets about #suomirugby may contain bias. Host of @HSNewsmakers on Helsingin Sanomat's #HSTV

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.

”Build camps for refugees, and only let educated people in” - Finns Party's Tom Packalén outlines his solutions to migrant crisis

hs.fi — Finns Party politician Tom Packalén says Finland should let educated asylum seekers stay in the country, as there is too great a risk uneducated people would become radicalised. Speaking on HSTV's English-language current affairs show Newsmakers, Packalén said that Finland should follow Canada's example when it comes to refugees.

Autumn Activities Across The Nordics

forbes.com — With many people planning their next break, the Nordic region is so easily reachable from the rest of Europe or further afield, and while autumn might seem like an unusual time to visit, there are really exciting events happening. Here's a look at some of the highlights in the Nordic [...]

There's An App For That

forbes.com — If you're visiting the Nordic region, the great outdoors is never very far away, even if you're in one of the major cities. National parks, forests, lakes, rivers, hiking and biking trails are usually easy to access. However, one problem is for those people who are 'casual outdoorsman'. If you come [...]

Time Out In Tallinn

forbes.com — If you've never visited Tallinn, the city is not only easier to get to than ever before, but enjoying something of a renaissance. It's quietly evolved into a vibrant hub for the arts, where you'll find cobbled streets with hidden restaurant gems, art galleries, live music, theatre and a great [...]

Why Your Favourite Character Actors Are Going North

forbes.com — VideoBefore Rovio and Supercell - before Angry Birds and Clash of Clans - there was Remedy, the original heavyweight Finnish gaming company. And it's just turned 20 years old. Famous for hits like Max Payne and Alan Wake, Remedy is now pushing the boundaries of game play, combining extensive live [...]

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Go With The Flow

forbes.com — From obscure emerging bands you've never heard of, to some of the world's biggest recording stars; from Michelin-quality food trucks to DJs, art installations, esoteric discussions and cocktails, to new technology and an environmental awareness that would make Greenpeace blush, Finland's Flow Festival can certainly stake a claim to be the world's [...]

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.
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Nov 26, 2015

@BinaShah @MalcolmBrabant It's like in the US the President and Veep not traveling on the same plane.

Nov 26, 2015

RT @MalcolmBrabant: Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria cancels engagement because she can't be in the same room as the King. Security reasons - Palace. Crumbs!

Nov 26, 2015

@RaphaelAhren It's like saying "nice to be in york, the historic capital of england" or something similar :-)

Nov 26, 2015

@RaphaelAhren well, "historic" capital is not the same as "modern day capital" but nice try :-)

Nov 26, 2015

Polar night is upon (some of) us in #Finland! Long dark winter, made brighter by snow :-) twitter.com/OurLapland/sta…

Nov 25, 2015

@TeivoTeivainen There is no doubt @liandersson is WAY smarter than me! But thanks for the kind words on the show :-)

Nov 25, 2015

As #Finland braces for more strikes, is @juhasipila too inexperienced with labour relations to solve the problem? twitter.com/HSNewsmakers/s…

Nov 24, 2015

@CorporalFrisk @THUotila Well it's already after 9pm in Finland. All the children are asleep. Thought I could spice up Twitter tonight...

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