Nov 26, 2015
At the working meeting of members of the International Board of Barents Press in Saariselkä, in the cottage owned by the Union of journalists of Finland, there is no Internet. And for quite a long time there was no TV. And other forms of communication. Journalists must break from information talking, reading, sitting by the fireplace, sweating in the sauna and diving into the icy river.
Nov 17, 2015

The festival of documentary films and television programs "Northern Character-2015" will be held 26-28 November in Murmansk at several cultural and artistic sites involving in its orbit people of different ages, occupations and interests.


Oct 29, 2015

The Russian legislation on mass media is becoming tougher and more extensive.  How can journalists and media work under the circumstances – this was in the focus of discussion at the seminar the Center  for Defense of Rights of Journalists and Media (project Barents Press – ed.) held in Murmansk.

Dec 20, 2014

Arne Egil in colours

Apr 21, 2010

Presentation of the book, written by Arne Egil Tønset, the chairman of Barents Press Norway, took place at the Literature house in Oslo. The book’s title is “Russia in colours” and I had a chance to read its manuscript.

The picture is from Journalist, writer, the Chairman of Barents Press Norway Arne Egil Tønset.

We just live like that

Arne Egil tries to answer the question what Russia is like. He makes it in a warm and thoughtful way with a smashing sense of humour.

He had been studying Russian in Arkhangelsk, worked at the NRK’s Barents editorial in Vadsø, then was appointed as NRK’s correspondent in Moscow.

I think his reportages from our country, those that I could see, were penetrated by the sincere participation and huge aspiration to understand our life.

The book, in which Arne Egil reflects various sides of Russia’s reality, has the same spirit. In the introduction to the book is said that Arne Egil Tønset describes ”holidays and vodka, roads and saunas, hotels and Russian logic”, and that he tells about what Norwegians think of Russians.

I believe, Arne Egil has managed to see and understand something that we ourselves can hardly find explanation for in Russia, we just live like this.

Our reality moulded brightly and colourfully, like Arne Egil Tønset himself.

We heartily congratulate our colleague!

Elena Larionova

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