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


Real Borgen in ‘Total Politics’

YOU CAN NOW READ THIS ARTICLE IN FULL, BUT WITH FEWER PICTURES, ON THE ‘TOTAL POLITICS’ WEBSITE – http://www.totalpolitics.com/articles/444402/the-real-borgen.thtml I can honestly tell you that from what I’ve seen, life in real Borgen is often more exciting than the TV version.  As I write this, the Danish government seems to be in very serious trouble.  … Continue Reading


My Real-life Borgen experience!

When I was invited to visit the Danish Parliament, Christiansborg, I didn’t think I’d get the chance to ask the Prime Minister herself a question.  But that’s what happened today.  After Helle Thorning-Schmidt had taken more than an hour’s worth of questions from the FOUR leaders of the opposition, she allowed journalists to ask more.… Continue Reading


Even I can vote in Denmark

On Monday, while filming a report for Al Jazeera English, I met some of the candidates standing in next week’s local and regional elections here in Denmark.  What struck me most was just how young they were. Take Caroline – just 22 and already fully immersed in Danish politics.  She was one of five taking… Continue Reading


Danish ‘drive-thru’ Voting

While every Westminster political journalist wants to cover UK general elections, there’s not quite the same enthusiasm for local elections.  In fact, trying to come up with compelling stories during election campaigns is at times tough. Turnout says it all – just 31.1% voted in England’s local elections in 2012. But here in Denmark, things… Continue Reading