The EU banned the author and the presenter of the program "Vesti Nedeli" Dmitry Kiselyov entry to the countries of the Union. Thus, he lost even a hypothetical chance to come to the annual conference organized by Barents Press International which will take place from 24 to 27 April in Kirkenes.
"Investigative journalism is going through Golden age," - says David Leigh, , a leading journalist of British newspaper "The Guardian". He told the investigative journalists how his newspaper and another four largest newspapers of the world conducted investigation on the basis of materials which they gave Julian Assange with his scandalous Wikileaks. David called Assange and his followers "hacktivists".
New oil and gas journalistic course
The participants will visit the cities connected with sea oil deposit exploration in Hammerfest, Stavanger and the capital of Norway - Oslo.
The course leader is Elnar Seljevold, «Consult Inform». The programme organizer is Elena Larionova, Barents Press.
All the expenses are provided by the organizers of the seminar.
Journalists writing on the gas and oil topic from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk region, Komi Republic and Nenets Autonomous District are welcome.
Deadline is April 2, 2010.
More detailed information and application form is evaluable in English.
Translated by Irina Bykova.