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
Polar Lights — international Arctic film festival
The Festival is not ethnicity, but the organizers intend to pay a special attention to movies devoted to small indigenous people of the North. They are to be screened within the Non-competition program. Furthermore, retrospective screenings of the World and Russian Cinema Masters, round tables and workshops are included in the Festival's program. The prominent cinematographers like Knut Erik Jensen, Alexandr Adabashyan, Ingrid Veninger and Vladimir Grammatikov are members of Jury.
All necessary information about the Film Festival can be found at the site http://arcticfilmfest.ru/.
We are glad to accredit you to our Festival. We kindly ask everyone interested in our offer to provide us with your details (name of the Media, given names of a correspondent, passport No., date and place of issuance; foreign journalists are to have Russian visa and accreditation form to work in Russia) and send them to e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are ready to discuss conditions of your stay at the Festival when having your application.
Looking forward to getting your letters! Thank you!