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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.

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

newzulu.com — Newzulu is a news platform with a community of over 100,000 professional and citizen journalists who share and break news to the world as it happens. Join us by uploading your photos, videos and articles through the "UPLOAD NEWS NOW" button.

[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…

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Aug 28, 2015

@w12plive It's a very easy overnight boat trip (or a 40 minute flight - but the boat will be stunning in may!)

Aug 28, 2015

@w12plive Not 100% sure I'm there. But we demand you take a cruise to Helsinki when it's all done and continue the party here!

Aug 28, 2015

@w12plive @glenbartlett I don't even know what to say... except see you in Stockholm?

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra I spent 6 years covering Iraq war and 2 more covering Afgh / Pak wars. I'm aware of the impact it has made on so many lives.

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra Mr Soini always says he's too busy actually working to tweet. Fair point.

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra I think the west has 'helped' too much in Syria and caused even more problems unfortunately. Backing too many wrong sides.

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra I'm not really sure it's finland or germany's fault there are wars in other parts of the world... but, yeah, war is bad.

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra So why complain to Stubb that this must stop? He's not PM or foreign minister. He's finance minister. Very strange.

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra Where's your tweets condemning Libyan government, or Nigeria's economic woes or Syrian leadership or or or... well you get it.

Aug 28, 2015

@HannaKopra Very easy to blame the west. Why not tackle the root cause and allow these people to live prosperously at home?


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