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

Then we go!

May 21, 2010

Barents Press secretariat are open on SAS Radison Blu in Bodø. Ash from Eyjafjallajokull on Island doesn't admit of solution, but we are here!

Generalmotets secretariatPhoto: Robert Sandström

Alexander Kjønsø Karlsen, Arne Egil Tønset, Helge Lyngmoe and Dag Kristoffersen to your service in Bodø.

In the secretariat you will meet Alexander Kjønsø Karlsen and Dag Kristoffersen. Behind then you can see Arne Egil Tønset, chairman BP Norway and member of BPI, and Helge Lyngmoe, member of the international Board.

Robert Sandström, Chairman of the international Board

This happened today, Friday 21:

Arrival delegations

12:00 – 23:00
Registration at the hotel

Lunch at Radisson

Arrival delegations from Murmansk and Archangelsk

CANCEL (Ash from Eyjafjallajokull on Island.)


Arrival delegations from Sweden, Finland and Karelia


Dinner at Radisson


Film at the hotell: From Vardø with Love – a Russian-Norwegiandocumentary about music and good neighbours in The Cold War; about  ordinary people and neighbours, living on the top of Europe during the Cold War, when mutual suspicion and power games ruled international politics and relations between East and West.

CANCEL (Film stop in Tromsø.)

A story about a little brass band from the island of Vardø in North-eastern Norway and their adventurous trip to Murmansk in 1959.

Without any visas, exuberantly defying bureaucracy and the cold war, Vardø Town Band set off in a fishing boat to visit their Soviet neighbours. It became a trip they never would forget, and it would have major consequences.

Social gathering at the hotel.

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