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Helsinki, Finland
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  Immigration, Nato, Nordic Region, Iceland, Media, Politics, Europe, Arctic Science, Indigenous Peoples, Business more ...

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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Embrace social media, but don't ignore good old fashioned shoe leather, hand shaking & coffees to cultivate face-to-face contacts & sources.
Sep 19, 2014

@gazdufc @davidsole678 no euphoria? I guess smugly superior and patronising is a whole other set of reactions to "euphoria" *nods*

Sep 19, 2014

@mikmikko @EganRichardson yes! It was a great column (you mean the one about how the media "shafted" Scotland? Essential reading)

Sep 19, 2014

@petruspennanen @HarriKivisto Ha! "shallow populism". You're supporting the freaking PIRATE PARTY!! Talk about shallow populism!!

Sep 19, 2014

@petruspennanen @HarriKivisto by your logic, should Finland be incorporated again into Russia? Should Estonia not be independent?

Sep 19, 2014

@MatthewLumby I guess its a win win for Salmond. He's still first minister and extracted all sorts of promises from London for Scotland.

Sep 19, 2014

@ArthurStramash @Leasky Yup. It's already a common sentiment from Nordic friends & media. Surprise & disbelief.

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