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.
Having telephone meeting last Friday, members of the international board decided to arrange 16 BPI annual meeting May 21-23.
The conference, which was scheduled for April 16-18, did not take place because of the collapse of air traffic in Northern Europe. The national boards should as soon as possible prepare the new lists of participants and make practical arrangements for the conference.
Chairman of the International board Robert Sandstrom expressed hope that the majority of journalists and guests who wanted to participate in the conference, will arrive in Bodø in May.