Dec 15, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Blogger 51, Alexander Serebryanikov, has been incited to submit himself to an examination of his mental health. There is already under process an investigation on Serebryannikov, as he has been accused by local authorities in Murmansk for ”extremism”.

Nov 25, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
The 6th International Film and TV Festival “Northern Character” completed its work in Murmansk. We publish results and congratulate the winners.
Nov 20, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Cross-border statistics, data visualization and data journalism in the Barents Region 6-7 February 2014. Kirkenes, Norway

The Norwegian Barents Secretariat invites you to attend the Barents Border Dialogue Conference in Kirkenes on the 6-7 February 2014. The event will be devoted to  practical and theoretical attention to the field of cross-border statistical cooperation, data visualization and data journalism in the Barents Region.

Oct 28, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
From 2 to 6 December 2013 Barents Press with the support of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee prepares a study tour to Oslo on the topic: «Journalism and human rights». The event will be held for the fourth time in 2013.
Oct 24, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
In the period from October 15 until October 18, a professional seminar named “Social protection in capitalism times. Russian and Finnish experience” was held in Murmansk, Ivalo and Rovaniemi.
Oct 15, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Sinyakov was arrested on September, 19th  2013 together with  28 Greenpeace activists  and  British video-journalist hired by Greenpeace. They attempted to climb onto the rig and stop it from working, in protest against Gazprom's Arctic drilling. All of the 30 people on board were taken to a detention facility there for questioning, and on September 27 were jailed by a court in Murmansk Region.
Oct 8, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Get new inspiration and network with Nordic and Russian tv- and documentary journalists in November 20-24.

Sep 29, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Editors-in-chief from the Barents Region will meet for the very first time in Kirkenes, October 1-3. The Barents Editors’ Forum is organized by the Barents Mediasphere project and there will be some 15 participants  from many major editorial offices from northern Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia (Murmansk region), both from electronic and print media.

Sep 23, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

28-31 October 2013 in Aarhus, Denmark. 

 The world communication conference Play the Game 2013 will be the eighth time Play the Game opens its doors for stakeholders in sport to discuss essential issues in world sport. The NJC can invite some 8-10 Russian sports journalists. It is a plus if they are going to cover the Winter Olympics, but this is not the main requirement.

Sep 16, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

In 2012 Barents Press Russia in conjunction with the Arkhangelsk charity organization «Rassvet» had a kind of research that analyzed the publication of the prison system in the Murmansk, Arkhangelsk regions and Republic of Karelia. The results were very interesting (you can find them on the website BPI). Now we'd like  to learn about the situation in Norway. We are preparing the course and we 'd like to invite journalists from those three regions to the course to be held from November 3, 2013 to  November 8, 2013.

Aug 30, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Like any other normal and law abiding citizen I am very much afraid of extremists, terrorists and all that. I am strongly antipathetic to people that sow discord or plant hatred towards anyone on whatever grounds. Even if it is about hating guys living next door, not to mention hatred based on national or racial differences. But to me the story about popular Murmansk based blogger Alexander Serebryanikov charged with 'extremism' resembles the case of Ivan Moseev, a journalist and public figure from Archangelsk. I am therefore disturbed about who this law may apply to.
Aug 15, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova


"Is Finland and other Nordic countries social paradise?" "Does Russia
really stays  behind forever or Russians
are just used to complain and ignore the achievements?". Answers to these
and other questions, we will try to find on  the seminar - study visit to Finland. The
course is arranged by Barents Press with the support of the Nordic Journalist Center
(Denmark).
May 30, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

In 20-23 October, 2013 the Northern (Arctic) FederalUniversity named after M.V.Lomonosov (Arkhangelsk) holds the First International Arctic Media Forum.  

May 28, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Morten Ruud skal lede NRKs nye distriktskontor i Finnmark. Finnmarkingen Morten Ruud (52) er tilsatt som distriktsredaktør i NRK Finnmark.

May 27, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
TO THE NORDIC MINISTERS OF CULTURE AND NORDIC COMMITEE OF SENIOR OFFICIALS FOR CULTURE.
BARENTS PRESS PROTESTS AGAINST THE DECISION TO STOP SUPPORTING NJC
May 23, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

24-28 June WCSJ2013 to be held in Helsinki. Nordic Journalist Centre provides grant for Barents Russia journalists to participate in the conference

May 3, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

3-4 June Kirkenes declaration- 2 is to be signed in Norway's Kirkenes. This document will determine the strategies for further development of cooperation in the Barents  Region   for the next few decades. Barents secretariat is planning to invite a group of journalists from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions and from Karelia to cover the event.Nordic Journalist Centre from Denmark also supports this project.

May 3, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

April 25-28 in the city of Apatity there was  held the XVIII Conference of the international journalists network  Barents Press International. More than a hundred participants from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia discussed the issues of journalism and the processes occurring in the Barents region.

Apr 22, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

In Petrozavodsk there took place a webinar where journalists discussed the topic "The authorities in the role of the media regulator: interaction with the media or the suppression of the media?" Participants in the webinar via the internet were also colleagues from Murmansk and Archangelsk regions.

Apr 19, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

says Anastasia Kareva from Murmansk city  channel Arktik TV.

She together with eleven other Murmansk journalists gets two months intensive English course in the framework of the Barents MediaShpere project.

Apr 9, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

- «En unik mulighet til å bli bedre kjent med norsk, svensk og finsk kultur» – i april arrangeres kulturfestivalen Nordiske Dager i Murmansk.

Mar 25, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

So people in Apatity reacted for reportage on central Russian channel depicted their town as a capital of alcoholics.

Feb 25, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Dear Barents Press friends! Welcome to Apatity on 25-28 April 2013.

Barents Press International is setting up the 18th annual conference in this beautiful science city surrounded by fantastic mountains. Together with some 80 journalists from the four Barents Region countries, you can discuss important journalist’s issues

Jan 31, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

When I say:  “Barents Press International” most part of my Russian colleagues react as follows:

-Oh, we know. It helps us to meet Nordic journalists, get workshops and study visits abroad.

Jan 27, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The implementation of the joint Russian-Norwegian-Canadian project "Vyngy syo" (in Nenets "Voice of the tundra") aimed to organize broadcasting in Nenets language is going on in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

Jan 24, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

YLE wants to improve servicing of Russian people in Finland. The company plans to start Russian news programs  in May.

Jan 18, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC), Århus, Denmark invites 12 young Russian photographers from North-West Russia to send application for participation in competition to attend  professional  courses in Russia and Denmark.

Jan 17, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
I remember Perestroika of January 1993 very well. Empty counters in Murmansk as well as throughout the whole country, teachers and doctors who had lost their jobs, tradesmen at the market, demise of a great country, uncertainty in the future, but in spite of all this there was belief in a bright future and that the reforms of Gorbachev and Yeltsin will give such a life as in civilized Western countries.
Dec 18, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

"We are democracy watchdogs," – say  Norwegian colleagues. Russian journalists studied this function during their study visit to the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

Dec 10, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Cross border communication and information in the Barents region will be promoted through Barents Mediasphere, a project that is currently beginning its activities. This two-year project is funded by the European Union’s Kolarctic ENPI  cross border co-operation programme with a total financing of about 900 000 euros.

Dec 10, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova


On February 5-10, 2013 the 10th annual festival Barents Spektakel will be held in Kikenes. This year Crown Prince Haakon   opens the  festival . Two years ago the festival was opened by his mother Queen Sonja.
Norwegian Barents Secretariat and theNordic Journalist  Centre  (Denmark) traditionally invite a group of Russian journalists fromMurmansk, Archangelsk region andKarelia to come to the festival in Kirkenes.

Dec 6, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

The first working meeting on “Barents Mediasphere” international project took place in Saariselka (Finland). The project has been implemented within the Kolarctic Programme (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, Cross-Border Cooperation). The Programme is financed from the European Union fund, and from the state budget of the participating countries – Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Dec 5, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

The Regional Press Institute with a support of  Nordic Journalist Centre,Denmark, will hold a workshop for  journalists from North West Russia "Media coverage of emergency situations".

Nov 23, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin
In Petrozavodsk there took place the webinar on the theme «Practice of application of the mass media of the Federal laws» organized by the network Barents Press. It was about the law «On the protection of children from information harm to their health and development» and the law «On personal data».
Nov 19, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
20-22 November 2012 in Murmansk the traditional International TV Festival will be held. International festival of documentary films and television programs "Northern Character" is held  for the fifth time by  TV-21  with the support of Murmansk Government, the company "Norilsk Nickel", "Kola MMC" and "Media platform", Kola NPP, NJC, Barents Press and others.
Nov 14, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Arkhangelsk journalist Ivan Moseev is tried in the court. The former editor of paper Business Class Arkhangelsk, reporter of the journal Sozvezdie-Review and the president of the Pomor Institute of indigenuous people and minorities is suspected of extremism and treason.

Nov 4, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Nine journalists from Archangelsk, Severodvinsk, Murmansk, Karelia and Naryan-Mar studied in the Kingdom of fjords features of democracy and political journalism. One of the participants of the trip, Jana Datsenko, shares her impressions.

Oct 27, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

What is an interview? How should one formulate questions? How do the colleagues abroad work? Journalists from the Archangelsk region were looking for the answers to these questions at the workshop “Technique of interview” during two days. Well-known Swedish journalist Elizabeth Hedborg shared her experience with the participants.

Oct 23, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

On Tuesday morning, October 23, Mikhail Pavlov, vice-chairman of the city consul and former TV journalist, was attacked.

Oct 23, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

We invite young journalists, students of the journalistic departments and human rights activists to take part in the workshops   November,  6-7  inMurmansk (for participants from Murmansk and region), and  November, 9-10   in Petrozavodsk (for participants from Karelia).Selected participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to  Gunnar Ekeløve Slydal, the deputy Secretary General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.  

Sep 30, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Two days in Murmansk journalists of North-West studied the experience of Danish colleagues at the seminar-training «How to use audio and video in a blog». On September 17-18 in the hotel «Polarnie Zori» journalists learned to edit videos in Youtube, to reduce their own audio interviews and improve sharpness and color of photos directly in the Internet.

Sep 28, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Nordic Journalist Centre and Barents Press invite 12 journalists from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, St. Petersburg, Karelia to take part in the course Multimedia Journalism. Study visit will take place from   October, 28 to   November, 3. Participants will      visit newsrooms,    journalist organizations and training centers in Norway and Denmark.
Sep 24, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

9 journalists from Murmansk, Archangelsk,  Severodvinsk and  Apatity took part in  the  training course in Norway  Development of  Oil and Gas Industry. Norwegian-Russian Cooperation. Journalist Alexander Borisov shares his impression.

 

 

Sep 12, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The days of Finnish culture of the sister city Kemijärvi were held in the Russian town of Kandalaksha. Finnish participants took the initiative to establish cooperation of the media.

Aug 30, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The independent Internet radio Saami of the Kola Peninsula has began its broadcasting at the address: http://volnorez.com/sapmi. This project is being implemented by public forces, including the Parliament of the Saami of the Kola Peninsula.

Aug 27, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Quite often during the election campaign or in other situations we have feeling being «microphone stands." Do you want to expand your knowledge of interview techniques, especially interviews with politicians? Barents Press with support from the Nordic Journalist  Center (Denmark) invites journalists from Arkhangelsk and the region to take part in training "Interview Technique. Swedish Experience".
Aug 16, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Biker festival «Arctic Riders» took place in Murmansk already for the fifth time. This year Moto-fest was held on the territory of the hotel «Ogni Murmanska». However, not for all the visitors it was a joyful event! Correspondent of the informational site «М51.RU» suffered from the organizers of the bike festival.

Aug 14, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

If you or your newsroom have a blog or you are going to open it, send application to the training course. On September,  17 and 18 Barents Press Russia in cooperation with the Nordic Journalist Centre (Århus) arranges a workshop in Murmansk.

Aug 9, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Barents Press International is going to tell a "word" in   the new declaration for the Barents cooperation. This and other topics were discussed on the BPI board meeting in the Finnish journalist union cottage in Saariselkä.
Aug 7, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

In St. Petersburgthere took place an attack on the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, the chairman of public organization of consumers "Public control" Vsevolod Vishnevetsky.

 

Jul 9, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Norwegian  center Consult Inform and International Barents Press International announce the sixth training course for Russian journalists writing about “big oil".  The selected course participants will visit the cities connected  with the exploration  of Norwegian oil and gas deposits in the sea:Hammerfest,Stavanger and the capital of  the country - Oslo.

Jul 3, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The district newspaper Olonia has complained to the prosecutor’s office about the stubborn unwillingness of the administration in the town ofOlonets,Karelia, to reply to journalists’ inquiries.

Jun 25, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Journalists and film-makers! You still have time to send your applications to the V International festival of documentary films and television programs «Northern Character 2012». The festival will be held in Murmansk on November, 20-22.

Jun 13, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Such is the name of the photo exhibition by Helena Laakso which opened inMurmansklocal history museum. With the exhibition Helena Laakso wanted to express her respect and friendly feelings to Russian people and to Teriberka's inhabitants.

Jun 8, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

In Tallinn the working meeting of representatives of the Norwegian Helsinki committee and public organizations of the Archangelsk and Murmansk areas and Karelia took place. One of the partners in projects is also Barents Press International.

Jun 5, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

There appeared to be many of those wishing to argue, to exchange experience and to share ideas on the subject «Media and women in the north». Two tens representatives of the journalistic world – activists of gender movement from Russia (Murmansk, Arkhangelsk areas), Norway, Sweden – gathered for a couple of days in the third decade of May in Murmansk.

May 29, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

On May 25 in Petrozavodsk there took place the seminar «Edition and its readers / audience / listeners: new format of communication». It was organized by association Barents Press International.

May 24, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

- one of the participants originally praised the organizers of the seminar Human Rights and Journalism. 25 journalists from all over the Archangelsk region and journalism students took  part in the seminar.

May 17, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

In September 2012, the Second International Festival of amateur and professional films «Arctic Cinema 2012» will take place in Archangelsk, Russia. It will be hosted by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M. V. Lomonosov (NArFU).  The film festival will take place during the International scientific conference «History of the discovery and exploration of the Arctic» (Archangelsk, Russia, September, 2012).

May 14, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

At the round table talk «The role of institutes of civil society and local mass media in development of interregional frontier cooperation» there took part member of the Barents Press international board Nina Kiselyova who prepared this information.

May 11, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
May, 11 the first   Murmansk region private television company TV 21 celebrates the 20th anniversary. In the crazy  90's it was hard to imagine someone to decide to create an alternative TV. They decided.
May 3, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Media cooperation in Barents region will get new dynamics from autumn 2012 when a long planned project called Barents Mediasphere gets started. Project is financed by Kolarctic ENPI and partners are Arctic Centre of the Universityof Lapland, Rovaniemi (lead partner), TV Murman and BarentsObserver.

Apr 27, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
We invite young journalists  from  Arkhangelsk region and journalism students to take part in a seminar to be held on May 15, 2012 in Arkhangelsk-based Northern Arctic Federal University .
Apr 17, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
From 18 to April 26, Murmansk, to my mind,  becomes the cultural capital of all Nordic countries. Every day at various venues in the city will be held exhibitions, debates, concerts and performances led by representatives of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland often together with their Russian colleagues. Earlier Norwegians arranged their days of culture, Finns   took care of the film festivals and exhibitions,   Swedes  in turn also presented their  cultural events. Now for the second year  the   Nordic countries have come together and present  ambitious joint program.Days are mainly arranged and supported by diplomatic institutes of Norway, Sweden and Finland in Russia, Nordic Information Office in St Petersburg, Danish culture institute and Norwegian art center ” Pikene på broen”.

Apr 11, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Workshop will be held May 22-23, 2012 in Murmansk. Together with our Norwegian colleagues we will discuss how women are presented in northern media, why women become objects of the interview less than men,   how stories about women of the North can be represented in national media. Finally. We will   get acquainted which each other and maybe will become   friends.
Apr 3, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

An educational course was held on the island Senja in Northern Norway. It was organized for a big group of journalists and researchers fromNorway, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, Nordic Journalist Centerin cooperation with Barents Press International.

Mar 27, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Barents Press Sweden informs about the decision taken    March, 26 evening  to cancel  the 19 annual meeting of Barents Press International   in Umeå.
Mar 15, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

I want to ask this question to the Norwegian colleagues, members of the study tour "Democracy in Russia." 10 journalists from different parts of Norway visited Moscow and Murmansk on the eve of presidential elections in.

Mar 1, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

In the House of Writers in Oslo there took place the presentation of the book "The Barents Sea". It took Norwegian and Russian scientists four years to preparing the edition.

Feb 28, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

14 Russian journalists visited at the ninth festival Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes, Norway. The trip took place with the support of the Norwegian Barents Sekretariat and the Nordic Journalistic Center. Someone visited the event once again, and for others impressions were fresh and sparkling, as fresh snow on a frosty day. And for all it was unforgettable.

Feb 17, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

I was a panelist on journalist debates in the framework of Barents Spektakel festival in Kirkenes.We discussed prejudices about each other. Journalists from Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden put forward their own versions. I shared mine: media themselves ultivate hatred language. I presented  examples of headlines in Karelian media over the past six months. Those headlines present Finns, Norwegians and Swedes as quite criminal people.

Feb 4, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Acquaintance with management of festivals of documentary cinema of Northern countries became the theme of the week long training of the Russian experts in Norway and Finland within the limits of the project «Management of film festivals» financed by Ministerial council of Northern countries. 13 representatives of film festivals of the Northwest of Russia from St.-Petersburg, Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk and Petrozavodsk took part in the trip from January, 18th till January, 28th.

Jan 31, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

The nearer   Barents Spektakel,   more worries for journalists : so many events in five days ...A group of Russian journalists   covering  this extraordinary festival is formed at last. Thanks to a grant from the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and Nordic  Journalists Centre   (Denmark) for the ninth time we will be able to try this "cultural-political cocktail " as organizers- Pikene på broen- call Barents Spektakel.

Jan 18, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Travel Course for 15 Nordic and Russian journalists Big Cod and Big Politic invites.
Dec 30, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The idea of the center for defending journalists' rights started to be discussed at the Union of journalists of Karelia even in the autumn of 2009. Then it was agreed that our adherents from the Expert-legal partnership "Union" - the lawyer Elena Paltseva to be exact - would consult journalists and editions concerning the information legislation.

Dec 27, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
22 journalists from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk regions and from   Karelia  took part  in a "   Interview with politicians . Finnish experience" The workshop was held in Murmansk in the country side hotel.
Dec 20, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

From November, 28th till December, 1st in the capital of Norway Oslo there took place an educational seminar for journalists of Barents region. Conversations with legal experts, discussions about human rights, acquaintance with the work of the newspaper «Drammens Tidende» – all that became possible thanks to Barents Press, with direct support of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

Dec 19, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
From 8 to 12 February 2012 in Kirkenes the ninth festival Barents Spektakel  will be held. The Norwegian Barents secretariat traditionally invites a group of Russian journalists from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions, the Komi Republic, Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Republic of Karelia to come to the festival. Journalists from Barents Russia have participated in all eight festivals . We hope that everything will turn out this year! Norwegian and Russian Barents Press intend to apply to the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and the Nordic Journalist Centre for grants to the Russian journalists.
Dec 12, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Moscow has been protested the whole  week. Tens   thousands of people protested against the election results. Internet, especially in social networks, was boiling up. A key official and many private media in many regions  were quietly outwaiting turbulent times. At least,    in the Murmansk region.
Nov 28, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

At the end of  November St.Petersburg hosted a Forum of non-governmental organizations of Northern Europe and Russia. Among those who took part in it were the Russian NGO activists, their colleagues from Northern countries, politicians, journalists and scientists.

Nov 25, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Nine journalists from Murmansk, Archangelsk, Severodvinsk and Komi Republic visited Hammerfest, Stavanger and Oslo for a study trip. The participant of the course Anna Chistjakova shares impressions and reflections.

Nov 18, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Yesterday in Murmansk was closed the 4 international documentary films and  TV programs. In total, 115 films from Russia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Canada,  Estonia  the   Netherlands and Italy have taken part in the contest.

Director Knut Erik Jensen from Norway (Nordkapp Film)  has got  he Grand Prix for the film  The Acute   man

Nov 14, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The grant of DKK 4 million (€537.000) is given by the Nordic Council of Ministers and will be administrated by the Nordic Journalist Centre in Århus, Denmark. It will facilitate for more cooperation between Nordic and Russian journalists.

Nov 10, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
During elections campaigns and in many other situations of the professional life we often feel us "holders for the microphone." Do you want to expand your knowledge of interview technique, especially interviews with politicians? Are you interested to get acquainted with the experience of colleagues and share your ideas?
Barents Press and Murmansk regional   journalists union   with a support of the Nordic Journalist Center  (Denmark) invites   to participate in the seminar-training:  Interview with “People Servants ”. Finnish Experience.
Nov 8, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
November, 15 at 10 o`clock, local time,   the  IV International festival   Northern Character starts its work in Murmansk in Parkinn Polyarnye Zori hotel.
Nov 2, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

On October, 28th in Petrozavodsk thjere took place the third and final seminar from a series about human rights. This project is organized by Barents Press. This time journalists of Karelia and Archangelsk discussed the theme «Legal aspects of Internet of mass-media activity: theory and practice».

Oct 31, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Eight women journalists from the Murmansk region learned about the Swedish gender equality and have been thinking  about the situation in their newsrooms and their country
Oct 24, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

Yelena Ponomaryova, editor-in-chief of the district newspaper Avangard (based in the city of Nyandoma, Arkhangelsk area) has been replaced – officially, by mutual agreement with local authorities, although some believe she was coerced into “ordering her own dismissal”.

Oct 13, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

«Scoop Russia» is looking for ideas of serious journalism in the North-West of Russia. Journalists are to identify their task, prove it being up to date and present the plan of the future investigation.

Oct 7, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

The main Investigatory Management of Russia within the limits of legal investigation about the murder of "The Novaya Gazeta" observer Anna Politkovskaya in connection with new proofs establishes participation of new figurants in the crime. ITAR-TASS was informed about it by the official representative of the Investigatory Committee of the Russian Federation Vladimir Markin.

Oct 3, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Journalists from Barents Russia  are invited to send applications for the course «Oil and gas development is the main perspective of the North». Nine chosen participants will go to a study trip to Norway from 26 October to 5 November, 2011.
Sep 27, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

As a part of chairmanship of Finland in the Nordic    Council of Ministers a forum of non-governmental organizations of the northern European countries and Russia will be held in St.-Petersburg from 19-21 November in 2011. 

Sep 21, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: bpiadmin

On September, 12th in Norway there were elections to local authorities (communes) and regional ones. Some days before voting nine journalists from Archangelsk and Murmansk areas and Karelia plunged into the atmosphere of a pre-election city where they met representatives of the basic political parties, watched the course of voting on-line and analyzed the election results.

Sep 13, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
In September, Barents Rescue 2011, a large-scale international emergency management exercise will be held in Norrbotten, Sweden. Participants will attend from Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia. This exercise is held every other year in accordance with a schedule for the four countries in the Barents Region.
Sep 12, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Institute of Regional Press invites journalists from North West Russia to the seminar.

Sep 2, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Barents Press invites Murmansk Region journalists to take part in the project Role of woman journalist in a modern media.

17 – 22 October in 2011 Barents Press with  the financial support  of the Swedish Institute arranges  a study visit to   Luleå  and  Piteå   for women journalists, and heads   of media.
Aug 31, 2011
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In May this year the head of administration of Olonets area Olga Tervo with her order dismissed the editor of the regional newspaper "Olonia" Svetlana Guseva, without having specified the motives of the unexpected decision. Previously there hadn't been any blames against the head of the edition, on theopposite — the honoured journalist of Kareliya Svetlana Guseva had been only praised.

Aug 17, 2011
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Bellona-Murmansk environmental NGO (Russia) together with Svanhovd environmental center (Norway) invites journalists from Murmansk, Murmansk region and the north of Norway to takepart in the Russian-Norwegian seminar, devoted to energy efficiency and energy saving.

The seminar will take place in Svanhovd Environmental Center, Norway, in 9-11 November 2011.

Aug 8, 2011
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On September, 12th in this country there will take place election of deputies to the local parliaments.  The future structure of the government and local authorities bodies depends on the outcome of the elections. In two years the election to Storting, the supreme legislature of Norway, will take place.

Aug 7, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Journalists of Barents Press Russia are shocked by the Oslo tragedy. It is hard for us to post this for we have a lot of friends in Norway. It is a terrible sorrow for us as well.

Aug 2, 2011
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Journalism professors may wish their students spent less time on social networks, but Facebook hopes to get educators to "like" it as a teaching tool.

Jul 26, 2011
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Investigative journalism demands special knowledge and skills for not to become an object of prosecution. Therefore the declared intake to school of investigative journalism was welcomed with enthusiasm by mass-media in the Russian Northwest. The more so it’s because the organizers were skilled and authoritative experts from the Swedish-Danish project Scoop Russia.

Jul 19, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

'His Majesty The King has granted the advisor Elnar Seljevold, Fredrikstad,  the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for his contribution in mutual understanding among people', - the official site of the Norwegian Royal court reports. The veteran of the Norwegian journalism is well-known by his Russian colleagues as well.

 

Jul 11, 2011
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The state support of national mass-media will be fixed by the special statutory act. It was declared by the head of Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaizer when he was making comments on the open letter of the Union of journalists of Republic Komi about the heavy financial position of the newspapers of the state holding "Komi mu".

Jul 7, 2011
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From June, 7 till June, 11th, 2011 in the city of Archangelsk there was organized a press tour for journalists by the press service of NAFU (Northern Arctic Federal University). The event was dated for an anniversary of its creation.

Press tour to Archangelsk
Jun 27, 2011
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The website Politika Karelii has posted an article about the appalling conditions in which people live in Karelia’s northern villages. For example, the village of Lendery with a population of 1,848 is separated from the outer world by the absence of motorways; this makes the place impossible to reach in slushy weather.

May 25, 2011
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Barents Press Annual Сonference in Levi has left many impressions. One can see this in number and and volume of publications of the Russian journalists about the event. The article by Svetlana Loichenko journalist from Arkhangelsk, is one of them.

May 18, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Luleå Tekniska University placed in a little Northern  Swedish  town   Piteå has for several years   run  an exchange program with the Murmansk Humanitarian University.    In our school we   have a couple of students from Russia and from Ukraine. This year I went with  my fellow schoolmates to Murmansk.

May 11, 2011
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The 17. Annual meeting of Barents Press International in Levi, Finland made it all clear. The network is now in process where the participants are searching for a more exact description on what Barents Press is.

Although the BP is said to be a network of journalists in the Barents Region it is dealing with a lot of the most important issues for journalists and their ability to perform as free and individual professionals.

– The press freedom is declining. Now the commercial interests are limiting us in the West, said chairman of the Finnish BP, Timo Sipola.
May 11, 2011
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6-8 may, 2011, in ski centre Levi in the north-west of Finland the annual conference of the international journalist project Barents Press International took place. It was attended by about 100 journalists of the Barents region from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia, as well as guests from Canada.

May 2, 2011
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Reporting on events journalists make a print of real life in articles, reportages, television programs. And what prints do we leave in this reality, in the minds of those with whom we talk and of whom write? Director of the Karelian State Local History Museum Mikhail Goldenberg shares his "impressions".

Apr 28, 2011
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Young people aged from 16 to 25 who study the Russian language can take part in the International festival-contest of artistic word "Glagol" (“Verb”), which will be held in Karelia from 1 to 8 October 2011.

Apr 25, 2011
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The web-seminar was attended by journalists from Petrozavodsk and district cities of Karelia, as well as colleagues from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions. The seminar was organized by Barents Press.

Apr 19, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

It was the issue of the international seminar in Murmansk. More than 50 young journalists, teachers and students took part in.

Apr 4, 2011
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XVII international BPI annual conference is to be held on 5.-9.05.2011 in the city of Levi, Finland. The program includes items on Arctic cooperation, borders in Barents Region, prospectives of mining industry and tourism, observation of economical development and mass media situation in 1990s and nowadays.

 

Apr 1, 2011
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Scoop Russia has started. This spring 14 journalists will investigate issues in mostly North Western Russia – Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg, Vyborg, Kaliningrad and Novgorod.

Mar 30, 2011
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Syktyvkar city court (Komi Republic) considered and answered the legal claim lodged by newspaper Krasnoye Znamya photo correspondent Andrei Shopsha against the republic’s Internal Affairs Department in connection with his unlawful detention by the police.

Mar 21, 2011
Category: General
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In the middle of April Regional Press Institute (Russia) and Nordic Journalistic Centre (Denmark) are going to hold a seminar “Role of a mobile journalist in media” in St.Petersburg.

Mar 15, 2011
Category: General
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The Russian ecological Union – the Climatic Secretary «Friends of Baltic», the Kola Ecological Center invite journalists of the Northwest of Russia to take part in media tour «The Climate and Green Power».
Mar 4, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Journalist from Murmansk, Dmitry Ermolaev, has written a book which is devoted to the people from the border area. It is called “Links” and tells about the people’s life neatr the borders in the North over centuries and how the past reflects our reality.

 

Feb 25, 2011
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On November 15–17 in Murmansk there takes place the forth International festival of documentary films and television programs “Northern Character”. Such a decision was taken at the latest meeting of the organizational board.

Feb 21, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

On February 17, in Murmansk, the first issue of revived paper  Polyarnaya Pravda was published. Today, the name of the newspaper is  Polyarnaya Pravda Plus . It has the same editor, Ildar Rekhimkulov.

We are publishing the article devoted to the editor, written by Arne Store, our Norwegian colleague and one of the founders of Barents Press International .

 

Feb 18, 2011
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On February, 11-13th in Saariselkä (Finland) the next session of the Barents Press International Board took place.

Feb 10, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

15 journalists from North West Russia got the experience of what this    Norwegian- Russian combination of words means. Five days of cultural, political and business events influenced a lot on our understanding of life in the neighbor country. Debate with Norwegian colleagues has inspired us for a new approach of the journalists role in the society.

Study visit for Russian journalists to Norway was supported by the Norwegian Barents secretariat and NJC –Update.

Feb 8, 2011
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Posted by: elarionova

15 journalists from different TV-companies, newspapers and magazines in Northwest-Russia were last week invited to visit Norwegian border guard installations along the border.

This was the first time Russian media was allowed to see how the border is being protected from the Norwegian side.

See more pictures from the journalists' visit to the border guard station

 

Feb 2, 2011
Category: General
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The Sundance Documentary Film Program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2011 funding cycle. Grants will be announced in July 2011. Next Postmark Deadline: February 9, 2011.

Jan 31, 2011
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The brief (3-4 minutes) “Special Angle” weekly review hosted on the Militseiskaya Volna (Police Wave) radio station in Petrozavodsk by journalist Valery Potashov since July 2010 used to highlight the most significant facts of the past week, commenting on every event that caused broad public repercussions. Now the program is closed.

Jan 25, 2011
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'Scoop Russia' invites to participate in competition for journalists in Northwest Russia and calls for ideas for in-depth-journalism. For those who have an idea to do investigative journalism this competition gives a chance to realize one's journalistic dream.

Jan 21, 2011
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The book "Pyhät da arret. Karjalaine rahvahankalendari" ("Holidays and everyday life. Karelian national calendar") has been published in Petrozavodsk. The authors of the new edition are Olga Ogneva, journalist of State TV/Radio Company "Karelia" and Alexey Konkka, research assistant of the Institute of language, literature and history of the Karelian Centre of science of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Jan 17, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

TV-21 from Murmansk and Norwegian company Medvind Media AS  have started a unique joint project-serial. During the year young people from different countries are taught to sail in a folk school Malanger in Troms county. The presentation of the project took place in Murmansk.

 

Jan 12, 2011
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Glasnost Defense Foundation has published data about the fixed conflicts connected with journalists and mass-media in Russia in 2010. The analysis of the facts shows: «the last year hasn't brought appreciable improvements or deterioration in position of Russian mass media and journalists - it practically hasn't changed» (GDF). We give here the review of the data with sample of the facts about mass-media of the Northwest of Russia.

Dec 29, 2010
Category: General
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The Swedish Government grants 37 million SEK (€4 million) to support democratic movements, media, organizations and human rights work in Northwest Russia.

Dec 27, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

- said the students from the Barents region after the study-visit  in Denmark. 16 English speaking journalism students from Northwest Russia were invited by  the Nordic Journalism Centre (NJC) Update to spend a study week in Århus, the second biggest city in Denmark.

Dec 24, 2010
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As a result of reforms which will occur in the Karelian publishing house «Periodika» since January, 2011 the magazine for children «Kipinä» ("Sparkle") will be puplished not only in Finnish, but also in Vepsan and two dialects of the Karelian language. Russian-speaking children and teenagers of Karelia may lose a similar edition financed from the budget.

Dec 21, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Finnish journalist Airi Leppänen (freelance) and young journalist Sylvia Bjon (newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet) have been rewarded by a grant for high achievements in journalism and a medal “Sword of Freedom of Speech” by Finnish Journalist Union.

Dec 15, 2010
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Ceremony of rewarding winners of III International competition of young journalists «XXI Century. Time and We» took place in Petrozavodsk. It's established by Children's School of Arts, culture department of Petrozavodsk city administration Karelian friendship society "Karelia — Norway".

Dec 13, 2010
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Posted by: elarionova

“Queen Sonja of Norway will open the 2011 Barents Spektakel festival in Kirkenes”, informs BarentsObserver.com. Twelve Russian journalist invited to the festival by the Norwegian Barents secretariat and Nordic Journalist Center will probably see Her Majesty.

Dec 8, 2010
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On December, 3rd in Petrozavodsk their took place a journalistic seminar-webinar on legal assistance problems, first of all how journalists can protect and do protect the right to professional work.

Nov 29, 2010
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Posted by: elarionova

From 2 to 6 February 2011 in Kirkenes there will be held a traditional festival -  Barents   Spektakel mixture of modern art, theater, literature, cinema, music, politics and business. The permanent organizer is the Norwegian art-center Pikene på broen http://pikene.no/projects/barents-spektakel//. Journalists from Barents Russia were invited for all seven festivals. We will be possibly invited this year too.

Nov 20, 2010
Category: General
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Winners of the prizes of the third International festival of documentary films and television programs   are announced. Swedish filmmaker Gunilla Bresky got the Grand Prix of the festival for the second time. Among the winners BPI active members: Alexander Pivkin (Komi TV) and  Morten Ruud (NRK Finnmark-Troms).

 

Nov 19, 2010
Category: General
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In November 2009 there was announced a competition within the Joint Programme «Minorities in Russia: developing languages, culture, media and civil society” with financial support of the Council of Europe. 314 applications were sent to the competition, and 282 were admitted including the one from the State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company “Murman”.

Nov 17, 2010
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On November 16th in Murmansk a festive opening of the third International festival of documentary films and television programs took place. More than seventy journalists, documentary professionals and producers from five countries came to Murmansk. Members of International jury headed by Bernt Viklund, a prominent Swedish journalist and producer, has watched 75 documentary and story films, television programmes and short reports.

Nov 13, 2010
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In Levy (Finland) on 30 October there took place a regular board meeting of Barents Press International. The crucial point was: the annual meeting of Barents Press International in 2011.

 

Nov 8, 2010
Category: General
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 Thirty years old   Oleg Kashin, correspondent of Russian daily Kommersant ,  was severely beaten on the night of Nov. 6 by two unknown persons.  Journalist with fractures of the jaw, a broken fingers and a broken leg was taken to hospital where he several operations. Condition Oleg Kashin is still grave. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev instructed Prosecutor General's Office and the Interior Ministry to take over the investigation into a special control.

 

Nov 5, 2010
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On November, 3rd the editor of the newspaper "Licey" Natalia Meshkova and the correspondent of the same edition Anastasia Ermashova received the prevention about the labor contract being broken off. "Licey" is done by two of them so all journalists are dismissed. There's no notice about the newspaper beingclosed.

Nov 1, 2010
Category: General
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This year’s world index from the organization Reporters Without Borders shows that Russia remains unable to improve its bad record on press freedom.

Oct 25, 2010
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On October, 11-16th the Nordic Centre of Journalism and Barents Press held a seminar «Multimedia journalism». 14 editors of Internet sites from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk areas, Karelia and St.-Petersburg took part in an educational trip, having visited editions of large media holdings in the capital of Norway Oslo and the cities of Aalborg and Århus in Denmark.

Oct 8, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

In the educational centre of journalism Update in Århus twee were told much new and all questions were willingly answered. We also had a chance to try roles of multimedia journalists. Each of three teams in the became an editorial collective of a certain edition — business, public and tabloid.

Oct 8, 2010
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The new head of Karelia Andrey Nelidov gets acquainted with the situation travelling round the republic. He is usually accompanied by a TV group from the administration's press service.

Oct 5, 2010
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Acceptance of applications for participation in the Third International Festival of TV programs and films Northern Character has completed.

The event is organised by TV-21 broadcasting company with support of the international association of journalists Barents Press, "Norilsk nickel" Company, "Media platform" Company, Norwegian Barents-secretariat, "Companion" Company and park-in hotel "Polyarnie Zori".

Sep 29, 2010
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The Union of Journalists of Karelia starts a long-term project: to create Alley of Journalists in Petrozavodsk rest park on the quay of the Onega lake. All mass-media of Karelia and all journalists are invited to participate in planting trees.

Sep 27, 2010
Category: General
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The Glasnost Defense Foundation has received a Vazhsky Krai Interregional Democratic Movement Coordinating Council statement which we are publishing in a slightly abridged form.
Sep 24, 2010
Category: General
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In September there was held the fifth media school for members of public organizations of Sortavala area (Karelia) within the limits of the Russian-Finnish project "NGO and mass-media".

Sep 16, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
15 journalists from Norway, Sweden, Sri Lanka, France, USA and other countries visited Murmansk Region. “ A lot of things has happened in Murmansk since I was there the last time and Teriberka was quite an experience!”, says Björn Lindahl from Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden.

 

 

Sep 13, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

On 16 November the III International festival of documentary films and TV-programs Northern Character to be opened in Murmansk. In the context of the festival there will be a competitive demonstration of the films, telling us how the persons’ character is revealed in the severe conditions of the North.

Aug 31, 2010
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On August, 27th in the Finnish city of Joensuu the Norwegian branch of the Helsinki committee held a meeting with partners from public organizations of the Northwest of Russia which work in legal assistance sphere.
Aug 24, 2010
Category: General
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For many years there have been talks on trying to find some financing mechanism to help journalist cooperation in the Barents Region. Now these talks are moving closer to reality.

Aug 13, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

FM-channels Big Radio from Murmansk and Radio Domen from Vardø signed a cooperation’s agreement. Barents Press has helped them to establish the contacts. Now we are named as a project facilitator.
Torvald Stoltenberg witnessed the cooperation’s agreement.

Aug 3, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
Nordic Journalist Center (NJC, Århus, Denmark) and Barents Press International invite 14 journalists from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Leningrad Regions, Karelia and St. Petersburg to  the study visit   Multimedia Journalism.
Jul 15, 2010
Category: General
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State support is necessarily required for development of the national press in Karelia. The future of the publishing house "Periodica" and republican mass-media in native languages huas ben under discussion for more than a month.

Jul 13, 2010
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The Qualifying Collegium of Karelia’s Supreme Court has sanctioned a judge for interfering with a reporter’s work. Last March, Judge E. Stepanova broke the law by ousting a journalist from the courtroom for using a tape recorder, and by requiring him to erase the recording.

Jul 5, 2010
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In the north of Karelia cross-border relations of Louhsky area and Finnish sister-community of Kuusamo are well developed. It is promoted by the international customs check point of Suoperä. Journalists on either side of the border can meet and work together.

Jul 2, 2010
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In June Petrozavods for the 4-th time bacame the place to hold a media school for youth NGO members. 25 of them participated in it within the Russian-Finnish project «NGO and Media».

Jun 28, 2010
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Nadezda Sarsakova, correspondent of the paper «Territoria zakona» (Murmansk), addressed Barents Press Web-site with a letter about facts of counteraction to her journalistic work. We publish fragments of the letter and commentary by Murmansk Union of Journalists board member Svetlana Soldatova.

Jun 22, 2010
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Eight representatives of Russian mass-media from Murmansk area and Karelia with huge enthusiasm took training in newspapers, TV and radio of Northern Norway.

Jun 18, 2010
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A round table in Arkhangelsk, co-sponsored by the regional N. Dobrolyubov Science Literature Library and Russian State Press University, has discussed the issue of public trust of the media.

Jun 15, 2010
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Welcome to attend the annual convention organized by the organization Barents Reunion, on the 16-17th of June, 2010 in Haparanda-Tornio.
Jun 11, 2010
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Journalists from across Europe and the United States are invited to apply for the European Journalism- Fellowships, offered by the International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin.

Jun 9, 2010
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Every year Karelian journalists honor their best-performing colleagues by giving them various prestigious awards. Also, they name the high-ranking government officials hampering the media's work.

Jun 1, 2010
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Barents Press Annual Conference in Bodø agaim had Youth Chat as a parallel session on its program. Ekaterina Gabalova, student of Petrozavodsk University shares her impressions and ideas.

May 28, 2010
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It happened so that only Karelian delegation was presenting Russian journalists at the Annual Barents Press Conference in Bodø (Norway).

The Iceland volcano played a bad trick with our colleagues from Murmansk and Archamgelsk. So we felt special responsibility as many items under discussio were about the stituation in Russian journalism.

May 28, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova
On 20-21, May 2010 in Arkhangelsk was held a seminar on investigative reporting. 18 participants from different media and students took part in the seminar. All of them are full of strength to join to the international journalism investigative network.
May 26, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Due to the Icelandic volcano eruption  the delegations from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions failed to arrive to  the 16 annual  conference of BPI in Bodø  but all  were satisfied with their short meeting.

May 24, 2010
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In the documentary the team is following Ylva Maria Pavval, Umeå and Halvard Rundberg, Tromsö, who on their own initiative has started a culture tour for youths and human rights in the Barents Region.
May 24, 2010
Category: General
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Never before has a film been made about youths rights in the Barents Region.
May 22, 2010
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Barents Press 16 annual meeting in Bodø is open. Robert Sandström, Board Chairman, Barents Press International, and Arne Egil Tønset, Board Chairman, Barents Press Norway, opened the meeting with a short speech.

For the first time we have an annual meeting without Jelena Larionova, Chairman BP Russia and project coordinator of BPI .
May 21, 2010
Category: General
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Barents Press secretariat are open on SAS Radison Blu in Bodø. Ash from Eyjafjallajokull on Island doesn't admit of solution, but we are here!
May 19, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Nine journalists from Barents Russia participated in study visit to Norway within a programme “Oil and gas industry development. Norwegian - Russian cooperation.”

The journalists visited many industrial objects, parliament, MFA, municipalities in Hammerfest, Stavanger and Oslo. They also met with the colleagues in different Norwegian newsrooms. Journalists Olga Karpenko from “Dvazhdy Dva” newspaper, Murmansk region, Apatity and Maria Romanova from “Severny rabochy”, Arkhangelsk region, Severodvinsk share their impressions:

– I came home “updated”.

May 11, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: elarionova

Deliberations on a new joint Nordic television channel have recently attracted a lot of attention in the Nordic countries. The Nordic Council's Culture and Education Committee will now proceed with the idea of a new television channel for Nordic viewers.

May 7, 2010
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We tried to answer to this question from the Russian and Swedish points of view at the forum “Freedom, security and justice – the common interests of the Baltic sea region”.

May 7, 2010
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The conflict between the mayor of Murmansk and the editor of "Vecherka" has not received judicial continuation. Investigatory management has not found in Natalia Chervjakova's statements about attempts to use censorship anything reprehensible.

Apr 30, 2010
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Newspapers designers from the North West Russia are invited for the seminar which will take place in St Petersburg Region on 17-18 of June. Seminar is arranged by the Regional Press Institute with the support of Nordic Journalist Center (Denmark).
Apr 26, 2010
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Dear Colleagues! The First International Arctic Film Festival “Polar Lights” is to be held for the first time in the Murmansk region on 24-30 May 2010. It was established by the Government of the Murmansk region and the Polar Lights company. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as Ministry of Culture of the RF expressed their support for the coming Film Forum.
Apr 23, 2010
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On April, 22 in Murmansk there were started Days of Norway which follow Barents Spektakel – 2010. The event took place in Kirkenes and was visited by a big group of journalists from Murmansk and Archanguelsk ereas and Komi Republic. They were invited by NJC and Barents Sekretariat Norway. Murmansk journalists are also very eager to meet Days of Norway which are to last till April, 28.
Apr 22, 2010
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Norwegian centre Consult Inform and Barents Press International accept applications for participation in the study course in the North of Norway for journalists and journalism students of senior courses from Murmansk and Archangelsk areas and Karelia. The course period is May,26 — June, 4 2010.
Apr 21, 2010
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Presentation of the book, written by Arne Egil Tønset, the chairman of Barents Press Norway, took place at the Literature house in Oslo. The book’s title is “Russia in colours” and I had a chance to read its manuscript.
Apr 20, 2010
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Journalists from North West Russia are invited to discuss this issue 27 - April 28 on the seminar arranged by the Regional Press Institute with the support from the Nordic Journalist Center.
Apr 19, 2010
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BPI board has decided to hold annual meeting May 21-23 . As planned earlier, the meeting will be held in the Norwegian city of Bodø.
Apr 15, 2010
Category: General
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Barents Press annual meeting in Bodø must be cancelled this weekend. This is of course due to the dust-cloud over most of Scandinavia and northwestern Russia. The Norwegian minister of transport just said that there will be no air traffic in Norway tomorrow Friday. That means that most of our guests and delegates will not be able to reach Bodø.
Apr 14, 2010
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Kjersti Lien, Beth Mørch Pettersen, Ida Kroksæter from Norway made a study of present situation in Russian mass media with the focus on press freedom issues. The article is devided in two parts and the first one is presented here.

Apr 13, 2010
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“Censorship does not take place and never did.This is a political provocation! ''- Said the mayor of Murmansk Sergey Subbotin on a specially assembled today's press conference on the situation around the city newspaper Vecherny Murmansk.

Apr 12, 2010
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In the congress hotel jf the Meridian hotel in Murmansk there has been heled a special press conference with the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Vecherny Murmansk Natalia Chervjakova. The editor-in-chief of the newspaper of which founder is the Murmansk city administration, has accused mayor Sergey Subbotin of pressure upon mass-media and censorship.

Apr 9, 2010
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Delegation of staff and volunteers of Radio Domen from Vardø visited Murmansk. They met with colleagues from the Big Radio and discussed plans for cooperation.

Apr 6, 2010
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The technicians of Finnish public broadcasting company YLE have begun a strike which will last till Friday. Today on Monday April, 6 at ten o'clock in the morning the maintenance service personnel has left workplaces in Vaasa, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Turku and Juväskylä.

Apr 1, 2010
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Seminar on journalism and human rights caused an unexpectedly strong resonance among the invited audience in the Murmansk Humanities Institute. Some forty students, teachers of journalism and young journalists from the Murmansk region took part in. None was indifferent.
Mar 31, 2010
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16 Northwest Russian journalism students are invited to participate in five day course ”Modern journalism in transition” in Aarhus, Denmark on 21.-27. November 2010. Aarhus is home of Danish School of Media and Journalism, Nordic Journalism Centre (NJC) and one of the biggest newspapers in Denmark, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten.
Mar 29, 2010
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Kjersti Lien, Beth Mørch Pettersen, Ida Kroksæter from Norway made a study of present situation in Russian mass media with the focus on press freedom issues. The article is devided in two parts and the first one is presented here.
Mar 25, 2010
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On April, 20-22 The Bellona Foundation plans to co-organize a seminar for Russian and Norwegian journalists on climate change issues together with Bellona-Murmansk. The seminar to be held in Svanhovd environmental center.
Mar 24, 2010
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For the first time ever in Karelia, the newspaper Novaya Kondopoga (NK) has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights to challenge a number of court decisions passed in respect of the newspaper and one of its authors in violation of several international law provisions.
Mar 19, 2010
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Journalists from Barents Russia are invited to send applications for the course «Oil and gas development is the main perspective of the North». Nine chosen participants will go to a study trip to Norway from 28 April to 7 May, 2010.
Mar 15, 2010
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Such question about the essence of a documentary film was set by the known Russian documentary film maker Alexander Gutman to the participants of a seminar in Murmansk. In the beginning of March there was held a training course «Documentary film. The way it's done» in which journalists, TV producers, cameramen and sound producers from Murmansk, Archangelsk areas and Karelia participated.

Mar 15, 2010
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The Regional Press Institute with support of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Information Office helds a seminar on the topic «Children and terrorism». In the seminar program - viewing and discussing the film by Vadim Tsalikov «Children of Beslan».
Mar 5, 2010
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We invite young journalists and students of journalism to take part in the seminar to be held March 22-23, 2010 in Murmansk.
Mar 5, 2010
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Lyudmila Kosyuk, the head of Karelian governor's administration, and Victor Asanov, the chief of the economic board of Karelian governor's administration, have lodged with the city court of Petrozavodsk legal claims against the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets v Karelii (MKK) for circulating what she believes to be “libelous” information.
Mar 2, 2010
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Olga Sukhanova, journalism teacher from the Murmansk Humanities Institute with thirteen colleagues from the North - West Russia went on a study visit to Norway and Finland. ''I am interested to learn from colleagues, and like the practical orientation of journalistic training in the Nordic countries'', - says Olga.
Feb 26, 2010
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We really do hope you will find time to join this year’s Barents Press annual meeting. We are quite sure it will become a memorable weekend, and we wish you warmly welcome to Bodø. The organizers find it necessary to differentiate the deductibles a little, so here is what you will have to pay for your participation:
Feb 25, 2010
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Barents Reunion invites journalists in the Barents region to participate in an on-line press-conference about the Barents Entrepreneur of the year 2010 award for excellence in this field. The press-release is available here.
Feb 25, 2010
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On 15 – 16th March (Monday-Tuesday) the Association of development of the press and Institute of the regional press hold a seminar for journalists of Northwest region of Russia «Public interests and state regulation of the markets: intentions, results, consequences».