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.

Oct 23, 2015

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine

Barents Press Sweden has with support by the Swedish Institute and the Northern County Administrative Boards in Sweden been able to travel to Kirkenes and Murmansk. The main focus was to visit and meet with Norwegian and Russian journalists working in the Barents region.

Dec 20, 2014

Annual meeting 2010 opened

May 22, 2010

Barents Press 16 annual meeting in Bodø is open. Robert Sandström, Board Chairman, Barents Press International, and Arne Egil Tønset, Board Chairman, Barents Press Norway, opened the meeting with a short speech.

For the first time we have an annual meeting without Jelena Larionova, Chairman BP Russia and project coordinator of BPI .

Arne Egil Tønset

Photo: Robert Sandström

Arne Egil Tønset, Board Chairman, Barents Press Norway, opened the meeting with a greetings from Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norwegian Foreign Affairs 1987-1989 and 1990-1993 and promoter to the Barents Region 1993.

Arne Egil Tønset deliver greetings from Jelena Larionova and Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norwegian diplomat and former cabinet member.

Highlight today

• Future Security and Defense Issues in the North – opening statements and discussion:

Knut Erik OlsenPhoto: Robert Sandström

Mediator: Knut Eirik Olsen, journalist, NRK Nordland

Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

Grigorij Pasko, freelance journalist, Moscow

Photo: Robert Sandström

Johs Kalvemo, NRK Sami Radio. Active in the discussions about future security and defense issues in the North.

• Youth Chat – the way ahead for young journalists in the Barents Region:

Sari Pöyhönen, Finland

Dag Kristoffersen, Norway

Inna Rozhina, Russia

Representatives from Nordland County Youth Assembly

Norwegian Aviation MuseumPhoto: Robert Sandström

Guided tour of the Norwegian Aviation Museum – focus on The Cold War

Photo: Robert Sandström

• Boat trip to Værran

• Guiding by Torghatten Nord

• Presentation of the Barents Scholarship Project 2009 – a study of Russian journalists’ working conditions:

Kjersti Sjursen Lien, Ida Kroksæther and Beth Mørch Pettersen, former students with the

Journalist Programme, Bodø University College

• Presentation of The Barents Secretariat’s travel support programme for journalists:

Trude Pettersen, The Barents Secretariat

• The Barents Press scholarship strategy – opening statement and debate:

Mediator: Arne Egil Tønset, Barents Press Norway

• Opening to The East – 25 years of cooperation and challenges:

Trud Berg, Executive of Education, Nordland County Government

• Courses and exchange programmes for journalists in the Barents Region:

• Dinner at Radisson

Social gathering throughout the evening.

Robert Sandström

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