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David Mac Dougall

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Helsinki, Finland
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  finland, nordic, baltic, politics immigration, nato, arctic, environment, arts, culture, education, defence, lifestyle, sweden, norway, iceland, denmark, estonia, tourism, scandinavia, music, faroes
Doesn't Cover: economy, finance, business, startups, entrepreneurs

Scottish journalist in Finland. Skotti Suomessa. Pop up on @HSFI, @BBCRadioScot, @STVNews, @POLITICOEurope. Previously @AP, @FoxNews & @ForeignOffice

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Biography

I'm a Helsinki-based journalist and broadcaster covering diverse stories that grab my attention across the Nordic & Baltic region, with a broad interest in politics, environment, lifestyle, crime, arts, minorities, immigration, tourism and education.

I used to be a conflict zone journalist, n...

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@davidmacdougall — 10,647 followers, 41,682 tweets

Apr 30, 2017

@broderick I think it really is... and I have not been such a fan of this doctor...

Apr 30, 2017

@pburtsov @espoorugby They are the most winningest team in Finnish rugby. Decorated champions many times over :-)

Apr 30, 2017

Head coach vacancy in #Scotland. This was my first #rugby club, after getting hooked at school. And now, @espoorugby 🏉😁💪🇫🇮 #suomirugby https://t.co/6fPc0vxG0P

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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.