Anna Holligan is a BBC foreign correspondent and she has the most unusual news studio: a bike! The Scottish journalist lives in The Hague and every morning she has a segment called “Dutch news from the cycle path.”
The idea came to her after seeing a colleague shoot political news back in the U.K. on his phone.
“It occurred to me I could do exactly the same from my bike as I cycle,” she said in an interview with The Next Web .
Since there are fines for using your phone in the Netherlands, Holligan knew she had to find a safe solution to read the headlines as she rode. She mounted a selfie stick and presto chango, she’s good to go. She attaches the stick to her bars so she can ride safely and read out the news of the day. A lapel microphone grabs her audio and she’s off to the races…er rides. My favourite news report is from BBC News foreign correspondent Anna Holligan @annaholligan #newsfromthecyclepath @BBCNews she also shares the “incredible, world-enviable cycle paths we have here in the Netherlands.” https://t.co/axLIR93gec pic.twitter.com/AQeQBIyfXY — Janet Joy Wilson (she/her/fietser) (@jsquaredink) December 5, 2022 “And then I cycle and share the stories. I think it’s cool how the tech enables to do something quite innovative with such ease,” she explained . “Some people have said it looks dangerous, but I’m literally doing the same as if I was cycling and chatting to a friend.” Good day to you Special day […]
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