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In a time where freedom of information is on decline all around the world, the Nordic states remain on top of the list over countries with the highest level of press freedom.
Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
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.