Scottish journalist & broadcaster. Host of Newsmakers on Helsingin Sanomat's HSTV. Ex @AP, @FoxNews & @ForeignOffice. Tweets about #suomirugby may contain bias.
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
Mirel Wagner: Music, Art and Life on the Road
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
Finns Party MP: "Build camps for refugees, and only let educated people in"
The trouble with Finland's treble coalition
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.