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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 in Finland. Skotti Suomessa. Pop up on @HSFI, @BBCRadioScot, @STVNews, @POLITICOEurope. Previously @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 — 10,500 followers, 40,995 tweets

Feb 19, 2017

@pmakela1 in that case the ussr got more land in the peace settlement than it originally wanted. So, success? It worked.

Feb 19, 2017

@sarahrainsford I had to do a double take. For a second I thought it was Cherie Blair at his bedside!

Feb 19, 2017

@sweden Finland knows how to do it, for sure. At least, that one time. Also, no incidents here last night! LOL! God morgon från helsingfors!

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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.