Tom Carstensen

Very experienced all-round journalist with 17 years in the business. Much of the work done at Danish Broadcasting Corporation  - equivalent to BBC in Denmark. Worked for DR's "Deadline" (similar to Newsnight) for four years and "Orientering" - similar to BBC Radio 4 - for the past 11 years.

Now focussing much on international clients and radio documentaries.

Worked for two years as London Correspondent covering British current affairs for Orientering and Danish Broadcasting Corp. radio news. Also for as Premier League Correspondent for SBS Broadcasting.

Lots of live reporting for Danish TV, BBC World Service, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, CBS Radio, Fox News, RTE, Radio New Zealand and Al Jazeera. 

Packages for PRI in the US and others. 

Directed a TV doc for DR2 (similar to BBC2) on an emerging nationalist partys way into parliament in 2019. Published December 2019. 

I have covered Danish society from top to bottom. From parliament to homeless and disenfranchised immigrant youth. I am the leading journalist in Denmark on nationalism in Europe, and I am finishing a book now on the subject. I have interviewed key persons from Front National, Golden Dawn, UKIP, Sweden Democrats, Vlaams Belang, NPD, Sinn Fein, Republican Sinn Fein, SNP, Lega Nord to name just some of them. I have written a book on hooliganism in Denmark and Europe as well.

Leading Danish journalist on football fan culture and fan rights. Also work on football politics such as club structure, policing etc. I'm on the third year producing, hosting and editing the podcast Genpres - www.genprespodcast.dk. 

Journalism degree at University of Southern Denmark, January 2006. On top of extensive training in written journalism, radio and TV, the studies at University of Southern Denmark are very academic and focus on sociology, economy, and political science.

42 years. Living in Copenhagen with my wife and our 8-year-old daughter.

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Danish English

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Feature piece for PRI (BBC and NPR) on how many Danish parents refuse to send their children back to school after the reopening of them in Denmark. https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-05-01/parents-refuse-send-children-school-denmark-coronavirus-restrict


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Feature piece on reopening of schools in Denmark for The World on PRI which is produced by BBC and WGBH among others and broadcast broadly - one of the publishers being NPR. https://www.pri.org/file/2020-04-16/schools-reopen-denmark


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Live on Good Morning Scotland on BBC Scotland on loosening on Corona restrictions in Denmark where parts of the schooling system as well as nurseries and kindergartens is being reopened. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h79c


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Live on RTE Morning Ireland on Corona situation in Denmark and reopening of schools. https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21749992


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2019 Radio NZ Analysis after Christchurch attack on the right wing nationalism in Europe and the ideological inspiration the Christchurch terrorist got from European groups. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/


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Reporting for RTE Drivetime on the plans of gradually loosening restrictions in Denmark put in place due to the Corona Virus. https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21749732


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Feature piece on the lockdown of Denmark for Public Radio International which is a collaboration between BBC and NPR i the US. https://www.pri.org/people/tom-carstensen?fbclid=IwAR2zTxMwr7QKc62V7Gb4LIl-S3hrv-_oUqJvcPOLWmtHnl0_1D2yTWst4cQ


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Analysis on far right movements, groups and attacks in Europe and the US that connects to the attack in Christchurch for Radio New Zealand.


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Reporting for BBC World on new Danish laws allowing authorities to seize valuables exceeding 1300 US Dollars from asylum seekers upon arrival in Denmark.


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Covering the terror attack in Denmark, 2015 - for Fox News.


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Covering the terror attack in Denmark, 2015 - for Fox News.


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Covering the terror attack in Denmark, 2015 - for Fox News.


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Covering the terror attack in Denmark, 2015 - for Fox News.


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Covering the terror attack in Denmark, 2015 for Fox News.


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Covering the terror attack in Denmark, 2015 - for Fox News.


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