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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 30, 2014

Is #Russia threatening "the entire post-WWII order"? #Estonia President @IlvesToomas thinks so tinyurl.com/laem94a (via @WashingtonPost)

Sep 30, 2014

Meeting the man who cared for survivors of #Norway bomb attack & shooting massacre buff.ly/1mLalhC Story by @reverse_sweeper @VICEUK

Sep 30, 2014

PM who presided over #Iceland's 2008 financial collapse & convicted of negligence, approved as ambassador to America buff.ly/YM0Y5Y

Sep 30, 2014

@IlkkaAhtiainen @charlyjsp I feel like this whole issue could be solved easily between us over pints of lonkero. Or glasses of single malt.

Sep 30, 2014

Nice NatGeo story about how #Helsinki kicks Stockholm and Copenhagens' ass for the title of Nordic Foodie Capital ;-) buff.ly/YGrKgs

Sep 30, 2014

@charlyjsp Ah... we find common ground on so much... except this one word... which always seems to rile Finns ;-)

Sep 30, 2014

RT @_alexforrest: Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt addressing business leaders at #DI summit. She's focusing on Chinese business. pic.twitter.com/yze9LRJrXn

Sep 30, 2014

In case you missed it: new @YLENews poll shows #Finland ruling party NCP taking a tumble, as Centre gains buff.ly/1nDnl9W

Sep 30, 2014

@IlkkaAhtiainen @charlyjsp I love how the Finns circle the wagons if a foreigner dares suggest they have a ham-fisted Russia policy :-)

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