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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 — 10,850 followers, 43,041 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

RT @SimonMarksFSN: Keep in mind @PressSec Sean Spicer showed a shameless propensity to lie from the White House podium daily, debasing himself and his office.

Jul 21, 2017

RT @AidanKerrTweets: I am trying to use Facebook more and more to publish my work. Give me a like, please:  https://www.facebook.com/AidanKerr95/ 

Jul 21, 2017

@stuartmillar159 @BuzzFeedUK At least 2 of them you can touch anywhere and it always picks the same wrong city...

Jul 21, 2017

@TVRav Haha! I'm a young(ish) man in the prime(ish) of my life!

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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.