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
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.