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Sep 8, 2016

On October 10th and 11th the Norwegian city of Vadsø is hosting the Сonference "Military Intelligence as a Democratic Blind Spot: Global, Regional and Local Perspectives". It’s a first in a series of events aimed opening up a public space for an informed debate on Northern Norway as a global hub for military intelligence in a political climate of increasingly polarized rhetoric and arms races in space and at sea.

Sep 6, 2016

Barents Press Sweden with the assistance of Barents Press Russia and Barents Regional Youth Council is arranging a new type of project where the focus is on young journalists in the Barents region. The project is made possible with the financial assistance by the Swedish Instiute and Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten. 

Aug 17, 2016

Norwegian childcare have made headlines in a lot of countries during the last years, not least in Russia. What is it all about? How can there be so different opinions about children´s rights, parents rights and the difference between violence and upbringing?

Barents Press invites Russian journalist to Tromsø for lectures, discussions, excursions, critique and more knowledge about the Norwegian Childcare.

Apr 22, 2016
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Vadsø Сonference "Military Intelligence as a Democratic Blind Spot"

Sep 8, 2016


On October 10th and 11th the Norwegian city of Vadsø is hosting the Сonference "Military Intelligence as a Democratic Blind Spot: Global, Regional and Local Perspectives". It’s a first in a series of events aimed opening up a public space for an informed debate on Northern Norway as a global hub for military intelligence in a political climate of increasingly polarized rhetoric and arms races in space and at sea.


 
 

In spite of the tense geopolitical environment, alarmist predictions of climate change and strained official diplomatic relations, civic, academic and cultural cooperation in the Barents region continue to invigorate collective memory, artistic expressions and people-to-people contacts.

As the established global and regional security architecture shows signs of cracking and new threats emerge, bold questions should be debated about how this high-tech intelligence region may secure or threaten long-term stability and peaceful coexistence.

This conference is a joint High-North initiative of the University of Tromsø - the Arctic University of Norway, Barents Press International and Formidlingskraft AS. We invite international, national, regional and local policy makers, Russian partners, journalists, activists, researchers, representatives of the host communities to the intelligence installations and security analysts to discuss the legacy of the Cold War and which kind of future is within reach for this diverse, environmentally and strategically important Arctic region.

The preliminary program (in English and Norwegian) is available here

Barents Press is a network for Finnish, Norwegian,Swedish and Russian journalists in the Barents Region, and counts as one of Europe's most successful journalistic network across country borders.

It is unique in many way; mostly because of its vast geographic coverage which includes many societies and native populations.

The initiative to the foundation of the BP association was officially taken at the Barents  ministerial in Kirkenes, January 1993. At this time, there was a kind of euphoria in which everything seemed possible. Soon, especially the Norwegians were eager to create connections towards northwestern Russia; Murmansk and Arkhangelsk.

In Saariselkä, Finland, February 18-19 1995 the descision was taken to let Barents Press be an open forum with a purpose to develop contacts and arrange seminars. The leadership function constists of an international board of two members from each country. The presidency is circulating and is parallel to the country of the chairman of the Barents ministry.

In each of the member countries, national boards are elected.

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