Writer/journalist

I am a journalist and of curious nature writing and reporting all aspects of life – in South America. I work as a traditional journalist both in written media but also with radio and television. I frequently appear on the public service stations in Denmark such as Danmarks Radio, Radio 24syv and rarer on DR2 and TV2 television.

I have my own book- projects, which all deal with aspects of the South American reality either for local or my own life down here.

I am an all-round journalist with extensive knowledge of Latin American relations in general in politics, economy, culture and sports and have also finished a master’s in economics recently at the University of Buenos Aires.

Curriculum Vitae

Rune Vitus Harritshøj – born 1971 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stationed in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1999-2000, 2001- present

Education
1987-1990 Matematical student from the high-school, Rungsted Gymnasium
1994-1998 Journalist from the Danish School of Journalism in Århus, Denmark (EU-proyect april 1995 in Ireland arranged by the EU Commission. 8th Semester Political Science at University of Melbourne, Australia)
1998-1999 Spanish bachelor at the Copenhagen University
2012-2014 Master in International Economic Relations at the school of post-grade, Economic Faculty at Buenos Aires University

Working experience
1998-1999 Journalist & informations-consultant at the magazine, Danske Kommuner, in the ONG Danish Municipalities, Copenhagen (www.kl.dk)
1999-2000 South American correspondent for the daily, Berlingske Tidende (www.berlingske.dk), stationed in
Buenos Aires
2000-2001 Journalist for the daily Kristeligt Dagblad (www.k.dk), stationed in Copenhagen
2001-2002 South American correspondent for the daily, Berlingske Tidende (www.berlingske.dk), stationed in
Buenos Aires
2002-2005 South American correspondent for the daily, Information (www.information.dk), stationed in
Buenos Aires
2005-2008 South American correspondent for the daily, Børsen (www.borsen.dk), stationed in
Buenos Aires
2007-2012 Press-consultant in the Danish-Argentine Chamber of Commerce, Buenos Aires, w camaradanesa.org.ar

Present
2002- South American correspondent for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Danmarks Radio (www.dr.dk),
stationed in Buenos Aires
1999- Freelance-writer for magazine thruout Scandinavia, dealing subjects like environment, human rights,
travelling, sports, cultures, example: Le Monde diplomatique (http://lmd.no/index.php?skribent=745)
2010- Tour-leader for Danish-Scandinavian groups thruout Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Peru
2014- Author of the first edition of the Danish-Norwegian guidebook, Turen Går Til Argentina & Chile, at the
editor-firm Politikens Forlag, due March 2016

Other
– Author of the historical introduction to the book, ”indvandrernes paradis”, about Danish roots in Argentina,
Geografforlaget 2007
– Several political-economical speeches at the Universities of Copenhagen and Aalborg and also at the Copenhagen Business School
– Main speech at the ”Latin American Day” at the Danish Organization of Industries, November 2007,
– Speaks and writes Spanish, Portuguese and English. Less French, German and Swedish. Danish needless to say
– Several groups from the Danish Association of Football during 2004/5 visiting Argentine top-clubs.
– Travelling Asia, Oceania and North/South America during 1991 and 1992.

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El Bolsón, Rio Negro province, Patagonia, Argentina

Articles

Colombias Sunking is alive

Colombias and South Americas feared drug-lord Pablo Escobar was much larger, richer and undoubtedly far more brutal than his idol, Al Capone. The worshipping of him will not stop in his hometown of Medellin, which is undergoing a transformation from one of the world’s most dangerous cities to today’s UN model. The myth of the […]