The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.
How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.
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.