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In a time where freedom of information is on decline all around the world, the Nordic states remain on top of the list over countries with the highest level of press freedom.
Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
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.