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David Mac Dougall

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 in Finland. Host of Newsmakers on HSTV & write for Helsingin Sanomat. Former @AP, @FoxNews & @ForeignOffice.

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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 — 10,246 followers, 40,039 tweets

Dec 02, 2016

This quarter century anniverary almost passed me by. 25 years ago today was my first day at work at @foreignoffice in London :-) https://t.co/UV3yA5Z5IZ

Dec 02, 2016

RT @yurikageyama: My AP Story (full update coming soon) Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows (from @AP)  https://apnews.com/13cc82a01fe9436e97e97b92270d4e42 

Dec 01, 2016

@susannehusebo if there was no other option but chocolate digestives and diet coke I would be quite okay with that too.

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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.