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.
STATEMENT FROM BARENTS PRESS INTERNATIONAL, CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF BARENTSOBSERVERS' EDITORIAL FREEDOM
Study trip to Denmark for Russian students
Politics, climate debate, new media - new challenges and new roles meet future journalists. Increase your ability and insight into issues as politics, climate debate and citizens rights. Learn to deal with new media in order to master just, correct and critical journalism – and widen your global perspective by discussing journalism with colleagues in the Nordic countries.
We seek 16 English speaking journalism students from Northwest Russia who would like to visit Aarhus, Denmark 21. November (arrival)-27. November (departure). During the stay, the participants will follow and discuss daily news-production and visit the internet section of one the most modern Danish newspapers, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. They will meet civil servants to discuss the role of the local press. In a special part of the programme, they will work with fellow students from Danish School of Media- and Journalism on special news topics ith a global impact, conducted by skilled teachers in news and investigative reporting.
The 16 journalist students will be found through NJC collaborators Barents Press International (BPI) in Murmansk (by Jelena Larionova) and Regional Press Institute (RPI) in Skt. Petersburg (by Anna Sharogradskaya),
”Modern journalism in transition” is arranged by NJC in collaboration with BPI and RPI, Russia, Danish School of Media- and Journalism and is subsidized by Nordic Counsel of Ministers through the mobility-programme, that supports collaborations between the Nordic countries and the neighboring countries.
All applicants need to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitale (CV) with contact information, academic achievements, extracurricular activities and titles of articles you have written. Additionally, applicants must submit an essay describing why you are applying, what you expect to achieve as a result of the course and how you are going to apply the acquired knowledge and skills.
Please note that you must have a fluent or near fluent level of English to be considered for the programme.
You will be provided housing in dormitories of the Journalism School in Aarhus and a small stipend to cover the costs of food and transportation.
Post Internship Requirements
Upon completion of the program, participants are expected to submit a report on their experience, the impact it had on their understanding of journalism, and how it will shape their future goals. They are encouraged to keep in touch with Danish School of Media and Journalism and each other.
Please address your questions and application materials to Barents Press International in Murmansk (Jelena Larionova) firstname.lastname@example.org and Regional Press Institute in Skt. Petersburg (Anna Sharogradskaya),
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DEADLINE IS APRIL, 20 , 2010/
Anders Lange, NJC