Sep 30, 2015

Press release, Kirkenes, Murmansk, Luleå, Oulu, September 29th 2015

On Monday 28th of September, Thomas Nilsen was fired from his position as chief editor of the online news site BarentsObserver by the owners of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the three Northern Norwegian county administrations.


Jun 18, 2015


Mar 18, 2015
More than a hundred journalists from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia are to meet tomorrow in the city of Oulu, Finland, to discuss their professional matters, to consider the development processes in the Barents region and just to have friendly talks.
Dec 20, 2014

Journalism and human rights

Mar 5, 2010

We invite young journalists and students of journalism to take part in the seminar to be held March 22-23, 2010 in Murmansk.

We look forward to meeting in Murmansk Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina who is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. Selected participants will also have the opportunity to meet the Deputy Secretary General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Gunnar M. Ekeløve Slydal and Geir Seljeseth - Moscow correspondent of the leading Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Topics for discussion:

- Human rights in the international aspect. Press freedom, democratic institutions that stand to protect these values.
- Ethics in journalism.
- The rights of journalists.
- The right to education and work
- Investigative journalism.
- Censorship and self-censorship.

Organizers: the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Barents Press International and Murmansk Humanities Institute.

More information and the application form are available in Russian.

Elena Larionova

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