Dan McDougall | The Shifting Sands Of International Journalism & Climate Crisis Reporting

An Interview With International Journalist, Dan McDougall – Episode #22 ‘A Curious Worldview’

Foreign Journalism, War Reporting, Documenting The Climate Crisis

Dan McDougall is a Film Director, Writer and British Foreign Correspondent of the Year – the UK equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize, an award for which he has been nominated three times.

To date, Dan has won four Amnesty International Awards for Human Rights Reporting. He has done all this alongside an extraordinary but also harrowing career of writing and reporting from all corners of our wonderful globe.

The issues he covered were as diverse as child rape in South Africa, LGBT persecution in Syria, the plight of Europe’s Roma population, Zimbabwe’s deadly trade in Blood Diamonds, African migration across the Med into Europe, the uncovering of illegal sweatshops in India, the opium trade in Afghanistan, sexual violence in Congo, child labour in the cotton fields of the Nile Valley, and much, much more.

Dan is truly one of the great international journalists of our lifetime.

Dan is a charming Scotsman, a Glaswegian to be precise, and is these days on his film company – Miran Media.

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Time Stamps | ‘A Curious Worldview’ Podcast Interview With Dan McDougall

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 04:37 – A Bit About Dan – Did You Romanticise The Journalist Growing Up?
  • 08:24 – Romanticising The International Foreign Journalist.
  • 13:38 – Why Do The Economics For The Foreign Correspondent No Longer Work? (Story About Why Money Is Unethical)
  • 17:50 – How Has Local Journalism Changed Life Of The Foreign Correspondent?
  • 20:00 – Have You Noticed A Decrease In Demand For International News?
  • 23:20 – Seaspiracy Is Problematic & A Bit About Freelance Journalism.
  • 28:48 – How Important Is The Ability To Write To Be A Good International Journalist?
  • 34:40 – Everything Is Linked By The Climate Crisis.
  • 42:04 – What’s The Alternative To The Climate Crisis Frankenstein Story?
  • 56:15 – Nihilism & Fatigue In The Face Of The Climate Crisis.
  • 1:19:20 – What Country Are You Most Bullish On?
  • 1:25:10 – What Two People Would You Witness A Conversation Between.

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