Barents Press International Board had a meeting in Saariselkä, Finland on 7-8 November. The main issues to discuss were Barents Press Russia activity after the founder and many years leader Elena Larionova’ going away and the coming Annual Conference – 2015.
On November 27-29, 2014 in Murmansk will host the VII international festival The Northern Character. It is organized by TV company "TV-21"and Production Center "Northern Character" with the support of the Russian Ministry of culture, Government of Murmansk region, Norilsk Nickel company, the Administrative Board of Norrbotten (Sweden), the Barents Secretariat, the Center for journalism in the Nordic countries, Murmansk Union of journalists, Barents Press and others.
YLE technicians have begun a strike
The technicians of Finnish public broadcasting company YLE have begun a strike which will last till Friday. Today on Monday April, 6 at ten o'clock in the morning the maintenance service personnel has left workplaces in Vaasa, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Turku and Juväskylä.
The eployees are dissatisfied with a course of negotiations on the new collective labour agreement. Today's strike has been affected - among other reasons -with the fact that according to technicians, the employer operated in an improper way in connection with the strike which was taking place last week on Friday.