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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 & broadcaster with a Nordic/Baltic niche. Tweets about #suomirugby may contain bias. Host of @HSNewsmakers on Helsingin Sanomat's #HSTV

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, now I'm a comfort zone journalist. I was based in Iraq for almost 6 years as a Fox News correspondent, reporting also for Sky News and ...

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Helsinki-based journalist and broadcaster. Presenter of HSTV's English-language current affairs show Newsmakers. Contributor - of varying frequency - to Helsingin Sanomat, Politico Europe, Forbes, STV, VICE, BBC Radio Scotland and Finland's MTV News.

Erkki Tuomioja: Sweden has done more than anyone, but freedom is being eroded

Erkki Tuomioja: Sweden has done more than anyone, but freedom is being eroded

SUPO Director: More ethnic minorities needed for intelligence work - but no James Bonds

SUPO Director: More ethnic minorities needed for intelligence work - but no James Bonds

PM Sipilä's relations with Finnish unions a complete failure says Li Andersson

PM Sipilä's relations with Finnish unions a complete failure says Li Andersson

Finns Party MP: "Build camps for refugees, and only let educated people in"

Finns Party MP: "Build camps for refugees, and only let educated people in"

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.

Professor Teivainen: Stubb will be a lame duck if he survives

hs.fi — National Coalition Party Chairman Alexander Stubb will be a "lame duck" if he somehow survives an upcoming leadership challenge. That's the view of Helsinki University's Professor of World Politics Teivo Teivainen. Speaking on Newsmakers, HSTV's weekly English-language current affairs show, Professor Teivainen says that finance minister Stubb has "become a disappointment for many people, especially inside the party".

Clashes on rights, land use; progress on culture, define Sami relationship with Finland

hs.fi — The head of the City-Sámit association says that Finland might make the right signals about being supportive of Sami rights, but in practice, it is "not completely true". Hanna Helander makes the comments on the new episode of Newsmakers, HSTV's English-language current affairs show.

Millennium Technology Winner: Young women should choose science over celebrity - and here’s why

hs.fi — The winner of the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize say she 'racks her brains' thinking how to get more girls involved in science at a young age. Professor Frances Arnold makes the comments on this week's episode of Newsmakers, HSTV's weekly English-language current affairs show.

High tech, low key: the secret behind Helsinki’s newest old attraction

hs.fi — Finnish cities should embrace change, preserve history, re-purpose brownfield sites for high profile building projects, and create more affordable housing. That's the opinion of Aki Davidsson, the noted architect behind the development of the new Helsinki City Museum, speaking on HSTV's weekly English-language current affairs show Newsmakers.

Eurovision: Politics, Vote Buying and Counting to 12 in French

hs.fi — It's been ten years since Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest, when Lordi memorably captured the votes with their 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' anthem. So has the event changed in the last decade?

SDP's Skinnari: Finland like a Baltic country compared to Sweden

hs.fi — Social Democrat MP Ville Skinnari says levels of infrastructure spending in Finland are so low, that it makes Finland seem "like a Baltic country" compared to Sweden. The Lahti politician makes the comments on the latest episode of HSTV's English-language current affairs show Newsmakers.

Keskusta MP Kurvinen: Our members in cities have low self-esteem

hs.fi — Keskusta politician Antti Kurvinen says he thinks fellow Centre Party activists in urban areas "don't have self-esteem" and "are a little bit afraid to say they are centrists". The freshman MP makes his comments today on the new episode of HSTV's English-language current affairs show Newsmakers.

Russia Sanctions: Is Europe starting to falter? - Watch HSTV's Newsmakers

hs.fi — Western sanctions against Russia are having an impact, but have not been effective in changing policies on Ukraine and Crimea. That's the view of David Cadier, a Russia expert and visiting Senior Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, as EU leaders decide whether to extend sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government, or let them lapse, in the coming months.

Fresh ideas, more contenders expected in challenge to Alex Stubb's reign

hs.fi — Finance Minister Alex Stubb faces a political fight from within his own party, as Elina Lepomäki challenges him to be the new National Coalition Party leader. This week on Newsmakers, Harri Jaskari talks to David Mac Dougall about what it means for the party, how many other candidates are expected to run for the job, and why the veteran MP is part of 'Team Elina'.

SYL: Fear, frustration and betrayal over education cuts

hs.fi — Students in Finland feel betrayed and frustrated about government cuts to education, and are fearful about the future, according to SYL, the National Union of University Students in Finland.
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Jul 29, 2016

@StephenMcDonell Ah, well whatever it takes to get Chinese financial backing and a mainland cinema release for the movie, eh?! ;-)

Jul 29, 2016

@buileshuibhne It's like Christ, enough already, it was a game of football with no African countries and limited LatAm participation!

Jul 29, 2016

@alexberesfordTV If there's not a Titanic pose on the front of that ship captioned "I'm the king of the world" then you wasted your morning!

Jul 27, 2016

RT @PoliticoRyan: Notable: Trumps's jaw-dropping Russia claims means no-one is talking about Bill Clinton's sales pitch of nice Hillary...…

Jul 27, 2016

@BretBaier I just watch your tweets. Don't think I've watched Fox or any US news channel since I stopped reporting in Baghdad! Good times :)

Jul 27, 2016

@Sonjamclaughlan @Ackerss As soon as I saw those names, as a journalist I was like "oh yeah, next level genius!!". Is it already on iPlayer?

Jul 27, 2016

@BretBaier You are a better man than me to answer almost all of the critical tweets Brett! Ready for vacation I bet after convention season!


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