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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.

[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 [...]

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.

Is Apple Ruining Finland's Economy? Don't Believe Everything You Read

forbes.com — The Prime Minister of Finland thinks Apple is ruining his country's economy. At least that's what some writers and bloggers would have you believe. "I guess one could say that the iPhone killed Nokia and the iPad killed the Finnish paper industry" Alex Stubb told CNBC in an interview this week.

Porn In The Post: You've Got Male

forbes.com — When the Finnish post office announced it would release a set of stamps commemorating a famous artist, the images set pulses racing for more than just hard core philatelists. Last month, the first stamps went on sale and became a runaway success, showcasing the work of Touko Laaksonen,whose homoerotic artwork is [...]

Helsinki Out Of Season: Fall In The Finnish Capital

forbes.com — Finland in the Fall can sometimes feel like an ugly step-sister, wedged between the twin beauties of glorious lazy sunny summer days and luminous bright winter snowscapes. It's true the vast tracts of forest, especially east in Karelia or north in Lapland, can be spectacular as the leaves turn russet, rivalling [...]

Viking Treasure: The Buzz About Liquid Gold

forbes.com — When Viking warriors returned home from raids, they brought with them chests of plundered gold. But when they celebrated, they did so with a golden treasure of their own: honey. In its most simple form, honey ale - or mead - is produced by fermenting water and honey with natural yeast.

The Silence Of The Lambs, The Roar Of The Volcano: Travel Inspiration In East Iceland

forbes.com — "Here I am in my brand new life" says Sigga Lund. The former radio star and her boyfriend live hundreds of miles from friends and family, with the bleating of their 300 sheep the only noise for miles around. During her career, Sigga's was a familiar voice to listeners in Iceland, [...]
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Nov 28, 2014

Just uploaded my first video edit to @newzuluwire about the marriage equality vote in #Finland. Bra UI/UX @petereis. Grattis!

Nov 28, 2014

@tiessalo @PaiviAnttikoski @Petri2020 ...except for the church folks on Eduskunta steps. They were not happy.

Nov 28, 2014

@tiessalo @PaiviAnttikoski @Petri2020 I've covered many (many) demos, protests, rallies and this was one of the happiest for sure!

Nov 28, 2014

@tiessalo @PaiviAnttikoski Oh sweet Jesus I'm having Burger King flashbacks... 6 weeks later and STILL the sheeple were lining up... *groan*

Nov 28, 2014

@PaiviAnttikoski I was down there shooting video and interviewing people, amazing feeling, reaction from the crowd!!

Nov 28, 2014

@JackRagn @DaveLandes Neither David nor myself made this story up. It was Danish authorities who admitted this.

Nov 28, 2014

@tsmalmbe Let me guess, your glass is half empty, not half full...

Nov 28, 2014

@tsmalmbe @elinakervinen They're not shooting people in Mississippi or Arkansas either :-) You checked on a map where Ferguson is, right?



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