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Aug 21, 2014

NRK journalist and veteran in the Barents Press network Arne Store died Wednesday at age 69.

Jul 7, 2014

Today the sad news came that Elena Larionova was taken away, the heart, the soul and the essence of Barents Press. Lena died in a clinic in St. Petersburg. Journalistic world of the Barents region is deserted.

Jul 3, 2014
From 15 to 18 June in Archangelsk there was held School of Multimedia Journalism organized by the Swedish School of Journalism Poppius and the organizer of educational programs for media professionals "HENRI-Media". 

How the seminar ran and what came of it – see the report of the eyewitness Irina Skalina.

Jun 6, 2014
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Murmansk mayor rejects accusations of censorship

Apr 13, 2010


“Censorship does not take place and never did.This is a political provocation! ''- Said the mayor of Murmansk Sergey Subbotin on a specially assembled today's press conference on the situation around the city newspaper Vecherny Murmansk.


Murmansk mayor Sergey Subbotin. Picture from Vecherny Murmansk paper

Murmansk mayor Sergey Subbotin. Picture from Vecherny Murmansk paper

The editor Natalia Chervyakova publicly accused Murmansk mayor of banning publication of critical articles and censorship. She also alleged threats from the mayor addressed to her personally.

Sergey Subbotin categorically denied the charges and appealed to police on the fact of slander against the civil servant.

Sergei Subbotin told journalists about his vision of the situation:
- It's no secret that relationships between the city administration and some city council members are not good. This conflict is reflected in the media. The activity of the mayor is discredited, the situation in the city is covered in a negative way. I would like to avoid such one-sided coverage of the situation in the newspaper, which is an official organ.
I have been talking about the editorial policy, I met with the staff and the editor, but never put pressure on journalists. I once again advised the editor to read the Media Law, which states that the founders do not have the right to interfere in editorial policy.

The mayor also said that threats to personal security of the editor did not take place and could never do. According to him other members of the administration were present in the office during the conversation with Chervyakova. “Furthermore, the meeting was tape-recorded”, the mayor said.
He believes that justice bodies will soon find out the real story .

The situation around the newspaper Vecherny Murmansk will be discussed at tomorrow's board meeting of the Murmansk regional organization of Russian Journalists' Union.

Elena Larionova

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