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The annual Barents Press conference - 2016 has started today in the city of Haparanda, Sweden. The main topic discussed is digitalization of media. A hundred of participants from four Barents areas and the hottest speeches and speakers.
 
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A course for journalists on Svalbard, 2th – 6th of May 2016

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Mar 23, 2016

Journalists from four countries will soon meet in the Swedish town of Haparanda. On April 21-24 it will host the Annual Meeting of Barents Press International. The themes of this year are various. But the leading one is the digitization of media. What does it mean for us? What we do we lose or acquire moving totally to the virtual and digital world?

 

Annual conference of the BPI was held in Levi

May 11, 2011


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.


BPI Chairman Robert Sandström opens the Conference

The focus was made on prospects and problems of the industrial, tourist and media development in Barents and Arctic regions, logistics on this territory. Many of the topics we will further raise on the BPI Web-ste.

 

 

 

Ambassador for Arctic Affairs from Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Hannu Halinen, Director of Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland Paula Kankaanpää and Head of the Swedish Barents Sekretariat Per Wallen spoke at the Arctic session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elena Larionova (Russia) and Arne Store (Norway) spoke about media development in Barents region

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavel Gutiontov, Secretary of the Russian Journalist Union, gave regional media picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suurikuusikko mine is in the lens of journalists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samia Madwar and Ora Morison from Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

In recent years, Barents Press makes a great emphasis on attracting the younger generation to the dialogue and cooperation. In the previous meetings in conjunction with the general conference a special youth session was organized. This time students and young journalists held separate meetings in the evenings and during the whole day they participated in general sessions and discussions. Reports of young participants were also included in the overall programme.

Student of Petrozavodsk state university Margarita Bogdanova conducted a study among young people from Karelia, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk on whether they are aware of the projects in the Barents region and cooperation. It turned out, very little. The most informed students are those from departments of journalism.

Esa Viippola from Finland just surprised all, saying that journalism of the Barents region does not exist. He noted that universities do not train journalists for the Barents region, in the north of Finland there are no places for practice of students-journalists, for this they have to go to the south of the country. At the same time, Esa was sure that in the north there are much more opportunities to express themselves in this profession.

Adam W. Zetterqvist from Sweden is not a fresher at BPI conferences, he proposed a number of new projects, including the creation of a photobook of the Barents region in the Internet. One of the youth projects is already operating: on May 9 in the social network Facebook the group B.P.Y. Barents Press Youth was created by Iikka Kivi. Nearly a hundred and a half people have joined it within 3 days.

Chairmanship in BPI is passed for 2 years to Morten Ruud, Norway

Next BPI Annual Conference is to take place in Umea, Sweden.

 

Photo and text by Tatiana Polkova

 

 

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