Killing the Giraffe

This morning’s decision by Copenhagen Zoo to put down a giraffe has caused an international outcry.  Marius was a healthy two year old.  But because of rules on in-breeding, it was decided he had to die. Zoos from across Europe offered to step in and save him – but they were all turned down.  At… Continue Reading


What now for Danish News in English?

I am very concerned to hear that the only English-language newspaper in Denmark, The Copenhagen Post, may not survive.  A week before Christmas all staff had their contracts terminated. I’m told that the owner, Ejvind Sandal, informed employees that if they could think of a way to fix the problems, then he might consider re-employing… Continue Reading


Digital Diplomats, Twitter and Denmark

I was invited by the British Embassy in Denmark to take part in a social media conference today called “Digital Media for Diplomatic Excellence”.  Along with three of Denmark’s most prestigious journalists (Michael Lund from DR, Margit Shabanzadeh from TV2 and Mads Brandstrup from Børsen) we discussed the rise of Twitter. While it’s big in… Continue Reading