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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...

Twitter Feed

@davidmacdougall — 10,373 followers, 40,627 tweets

Jan 20, 2017

@AndreasTurunen interesting, because there are a few Finns Party folks on here who are rather stridently anti-Russia...

Jan 20, 2017

Media morning: starting the day with a meeting at @MTVUutiset. Always fun to be back in Owl Valley where my #Finland TV news career started! https://t.co/VCpOSpbC6U

Jan 20, 2017

@MTVHuSu 🙋LOVE YOU @RoopeSalminen !!!!! 😚😚😍😍❤❤ (It's early & celebrities need someone to feed their ego... 😂😂)

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Interview

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.