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.
Editor-in-chief of Vecherny Murmansk accuses mayor Subbotin of censorship and pressure upon mass-media
In the congress hotel jf the Meridian hotel in Murmansk there has been heled a special press conference with the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Vecherny Murmansk Natalia Chervjakova. The editor-in-chief of the newspaper of which founder is the Murmansk city administration, has accused mayor Sergey Subbotin of pressure upon mass-media and censorship.
But having regained consciousness she addressed in written form to the Department of Internal Affairs of Murmansk area and to the Office of Public Prosecutor, she also applied to governor Dmitry Dmitrienko and to the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation with the request to protect the journalists of the newspaper from censorship and attempts on press freedom.
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Translated by Tatiana Polkova