Rickshaw driver relaxes during sunset outside Dhaka, Bangladesh (photo: Michael Lund) Afghan children recieve education in unfinished buildings in Kabul (photo: Michael Lund) A young bullfighter practises without a bull in Valencia, Spain (photo: Michael Lund)

Danish version


2008 (Oct.) - now: Journalist at the Foreign Desk of DR, the Danish radio and television organization. Covered the revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Syria among other things.

2006 (Sep.) - 2008 (Sep.): Employed at the Foreign Desk of the daily Nyhedsavisen. Trips to Iraq, Lebanon, Thailand/Burma and other interesting places.

2005 (Oct.) - 2006 (Aug.): Full time freelance journalist working at Click Pressebureau with six journalist and photographers. Regular work for ErhvervsAvisen, Ingeniøren, InCasu and a couple of magazines. Covered the Lebanon/Israel conflict from Beirut in August 2006.

2005 (Aug.-Oct.): In Zambia working for different Danish magazines and newspapers.

2004 (Aug.)-2005 (July): Employed at InMente, a Danish media agency based in Copenhagen. Articles written for Jyllands-Posten, Ingeniøren, Urban, hver weekend and others.

2004 (July-Aug.): Temporarily employed at JydskeVestkysten, a Danish newspaper.

2004 (Feb.-May): Feature trip to Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Supported by the Danish aid agency, Danida.

2004 (Jan.): Bachelor in Journalism from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Finished top of my class and sold my final project in narrative journalism to the Danish national daily Ekstra Bladet.

2003: Feature trips to Spain and Germany.

2002-2003: Trainee at JydskeVestkysten, a regional daily newspaper with a circulation of about 100.000. Worked as a writing journalist on the main paper, as a local journalist on one of the local editions and as a copy editor and layouter on the feature pages.

2002: Co-editor on the student magazine RUST which has a circulation of 4.500 and a budget of 250.000 Dkr (40.000 USD). Co-founder of the magazine and a member of the board of Odense Student's Publishing Company.

2001: Journalist on the student's magazine Gyden and on the internet news site Ugejournalen.dk.

2000: Finished two-year-long education in Danish language, litterature and communication from Copenhagen University. Started studying Journalism at SDU.

1998: High School exam from Haslev Gymnasium. Focus on Math and English.

1994-1995: One year of High School (11th grade) in Altoona, Wisconsin.

1978: Born in Ringsted, Denmark.

Middle East
I've studied Middle East Issues at University of Southern Denmark next to working as a journalist. Besides that, my Arabic is getting closer to an acceptable level after studying at Studieskolen in Denmark, International Language Institute in Egypt, YIAL in Yemen and Qalam wa Lawh in Morocco.

In addition to my journalistic life, I've travelled in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. I've learned German, English, some French - and a little bit of Spanish. I've had jobs on a large Danish butchery, on an medium sized office and in a small cafe in Copenhagen. Now I live for journalism and try to improve my writing and my skills with my digital SLR.