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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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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.
Sep 02, 2014

@JussiPullinen There's no photo or video evidence in that story. Or did I miss something?

Sep 02, 2014

@JussiPullinen (I'm just giving you a hard time about 'spam'. I don't think it's spam per se. It's a tactic)

Sep 02, 2014

@JussiPullinen Then you wouldn't have to spam international news organisations when you have a good piece of news!

Sep 02, 2014

@JussiPullinen If only HS had its own English language news platform to make and break news internationally & burnish its reputation...

Sep 02, 2014

@SpaceyG @arkisaoglu @AntonEtAnton It's gone now. SO good! It was in a little box for takeaway purposes.

Sep 02, 2014

@caijamin But there was Irn Bru at the tortilla house in Kamppi. Happy days!

Sep 02, 2014

@EganRichardson Oh. 2nd best? That's better than I thought. I thought it was 3rd.

Sep 02, 2014

@Sandra_Sully I'm just saying, Putin's not the only ban-worthy leader if you're going to go down that route...

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