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Nov 25, 2016

The theme of the meeting: Is there a crisis in modern journalism? Time: November 26, from 10:00 to 12:00.. Admission is free, registration is not required.

Nov 15, 2016

In early November a group of journalists from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions and Karelia visited the Norwegian city of Tromso, where they could get acquainted with the activities of the child protective services Barnevern that caused strong criticism among the public and in the press of many countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.

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.

Apr 22, 2016
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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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